Researching Art Sales : Other Resources
See the detailed guide available in the Kohler Art Library Reference Room:
The AAM Guide to Provenance Research by Nancy H. Yeide, et al.
Appendix E lists: Selected resources for auction sales and exhibitions. The Kohler Art Library Reference Room has a number of the major research sources, for example: Lugt, Graves, Mireur. Search the UW-Madison Library Catalog for other titles described there.
The Getty Research Institute's "Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance" has published a number of useful resources. Look for print: e.g., Index of Paintings Sold in the British Isles During the Nineteenth Century, as well as online information: http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/provenance/index.html