1500 - 1800

What used to be the major spots of the European markets for art in the 18th c. ? Who were their players ? What professional and kinship networks were they part of ? In the age of Enlightenment, where were dealers of paintings located in Paris ? On the Pont Notre Dame, what was business activity like ? And what about the shop of its most notable resident, François-Edmé Gersaint ?

The database and the visualization applications you will find on this website want to show in a new, innovative way the outcome of research led by a team of researchers who pondered these questions, among others, as part of the project Art Markets in Europe. Emergence, Development, Networks, 1500-1800, supported by the ANR.

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Team

Coordination: Sophie Raux, Université de Lille – IRHIS
Assistants in project management: Isabelle Decobecq and Laura Louvrier-Masquelier, CNRS – IRHIS

Participants to the ANR project Art Markets in Europe

  • Koenraad Brosens, Art History, KULeuven
  • Isabella Cecchini, Economic History, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice
  • Carlo Corsato, Art History, Università degli Studi di Verona
  • Neil De Marchi, Economics, Duke University (NC)
  • Natalia Gozzano, Art History, Accademia nazionale di Danza, Rome
  • Marc Gil, Art History, Université de Lille – IRHIS
  • Charlotte Guichard, Art History, CNRS – Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, Paris
  • Christian Huemer, Art History, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
  • Koenraad Jonckheere, Art History, Universiteit Gent
  • Dries Lyna, Economic History, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Bénédicte Miyamoto-Pavot, British Civilisation, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3
  • Hans J. Van Miegroet, Art History, Duke University (NC)
  • Patrick Michel, Art History, Université de Lille – IRHIS
  • Sophie Raux, Art History, Université de Lille – IRHIS
  • Mickaël Szanto, Art History, Université Paris Sorbonne – Centre André Chastel
  • Filip Vermeylen, Economic History, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

With the collaboration of:

  • Sandra Van Ginhoven & Hilary Coe Smith (Duke University)
  • Ludovic Dematthieu, Arnout Janssens & Olga Popova (Université de Lille – IRHIS)

Participants in the visualization programme

  • Martine Aubry, Databases, Université de Lille – IRHiS
  • Youri Carbonnier, Urban History, Université d’Artois – CREHS
  • Sophie Chauvin-Pittalis, Information Sciences, Université de Lille – GERIICO
  • Samuel Delepoulle, Computer Sciences, Université du Littoral et de la Côte d’Opale – LISIC
  • Frédéric Foveau, Computer Sciences, Université du Littoral et de la Côte d’Opale – LISIC
  • Claudio Gallego, Infographics, Chromelight Studio, Roubaix
  • Prosper Groux, Infographics, Chromelight Studio, Roubaix
  • Charlotte Guichard, Art History, CNRS – Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, Paris
  • Laura Louvrier-Masquelier, Histoire de l’art, Université de Lille – IRHIS
  • Mélanie Ludwig, Histoire de l’art, Université Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Mylène Pardoen, Informatique appliquée à la musique, Université de Lyon – Passages XX-XXI
  • Cécile Picard-Limpens, Computer Sciences, Programme Sciences et Cultures du Visuel – IRHIS
  • Sophie Raux, Art History, Université de Lille – IRHIS
  • Sophie Reculin, Urban History, Université de Lille – IRHiS
  • Christophe Renaud, Computer Sciences, Université du Littoral et de la Côte d’Opale – LISIC
  • François Rouselle, Computer Sciences, Université du Littoral et de la Côte d’Opale – LISIC
  • Julien Wylleman, Computer Sciences, Programme Sciences et Cultures du Visuel – LIFL

With the participation of:

  • Natacha Coquery, Urban History, Université de Lyon – LARHRA
  • Guillaume Glorieux, Art History, Université de Rennes – HCA
  • Mickaël Szanto, Art Hsitory, Université Paris Sorbonne – Centre André Chastel

Visualizations

335 000 paintings sold at public auctions in Europe over the 18th century
Conception: Sophie Raux
Database: Isabelle Decobecq
Data visualization: Sophie Chauvin-Pittalis
Development: Frédéric Foveau

Mapping the agents of the art market in Europe
Database conception and data collecting: the ANR project team as a whole

Database implementation: Martine Aubry
Data management: Laura Louvrier-Masquelier
Development: Frédéric Foveau

Paris, 1800. Places of the art market
Conception: Charlotte Guichard assisted by Mélanie Ludwig
Development: Julien Wylleman

The Pont Notre Dame and Gersaint’s shop c. 1720
Research, historical expertise: Youri Carbonnier, Laura Louvrier-Masquelier, Sophie Raux, Sophie Reculin

With the collaboration of Natacha Coquery, Guillaume Glorieux, Mickaël Szanto
Visualization :
Computer scientists: Samuel Delepoulle, Christophe Renaud & François Rousselle
Soundscape: Mylène Pardoen
Infographics: Claudio Gallego and Prosper Groux