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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The project Marchés de l’art en Europe was supported by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Programme blanc), the Partner University Fund for the Face Foundation (Washington DC) and the Université de Lille.

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The project Sur le Pont Notre Dame au temps de Watteau was awarded a grant by the Fonds Expériences Interactive de Pictanovo (Image Community in Nord-Pas de Calais). It was partly state funded via the Agence Nationale de Recherche, within the programme « Investissements d’avenir » (reference ANR-11-EQPX-0023). It was also supported by the programme Sciences et Cultures du Visuel (Cluster iCAVS and Equipex IrDIVE) and the FEDER.


The project benefits from a partnership with the Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris (Paris Musées).

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