Corcoran Gallery of Art

John Singer Sargent, En route pour la pêche (Setting Out to Fish), 1878. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The former Corcoran Gallery of Art contributed more than 1,000 images from their permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection focuses primarily on American works from the 18th - 20th centuries, as well as some European works.


Founded in 1869 by William Wilson Corcoran, the Corcoran Gallery of Art was the oldest and largest non-federal art museum in Washington, D.C., until it was closed in 2014. The Gallery's collection included works by Rembrandt, Delacroix, Degas, Gainsborough, John Singer Sargent, Monet, Hopper, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Gene Davis, and many others. Nearly 6,500 of these works were acquired by the National Gallery of Art in 2015. The remaining works from the original collection of approximately 17,000 were distributed among Washington area institutions.