Vendor Open House at the Cincinnati Art Museum (September 11, 2015, 6 – 9 p.m.)
Cincinnati Art Museum Announces New Board Leaders and Trustees for 2015-2016 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, September 3, 2015)
Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn makes U.S. debut in Cincinnati, San Francisco (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, August 7, 2015)
Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art in Bloom 2015 showcases floral interpretation of fine art (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, August 4, 2015)
Cincinnati Wing Pre-Civil War Galleries Re-Open Aug. 1 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 27, 2015)
More Eastern treasures in Eden Park: Masterpieces of Japanese Art extended through Jan. 3 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 23, 2015)
The history of ownership, or provenance, of a work of art represents one aspect of a complete catalogue record for any object entering a museum's permanent collection. In general, provenance research assists in the evaluation of the history of taste and the study of collecting practices throughout the centuries. Ideally the provenance would document an object's whereabouts from its maker to its present day owner, including all former owners, locations, and sale transactions. However, it is quite common for an object's provenance to have gaps, or periods of time where the provenance information is not known. Lack of information can result from any number of reasons; for example, a previous owner may have desired to be anonymous, or records were never kept.
Please feel free to contact us at [email protected], should you have any questions or comments. We hope that the public and other scholars will assist us with this research by providing other documentation pertaining to the history of these works of art.
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