On the paintings themselves
On Visual Symbols Used in Art:
On Religious and Mythical Themes:
On Historical and General Themes:
Indexes of Paintings (for finding reproductions)
Basic biographical information can be found in the following sources. For more detailed biographies, use the MERLIN Catalog to do a subject search on your person's name, putting last name first. Scroll down the resulting list of subject headings to find biographies.
For example: Holbein, Hans
Do a table of contents search to locate relevant chapters in books with a broader focus. This is a type of keyword search, not a subject search, so write out the artist's name in natural order.
The keyword search searches for words in author, title, subject headings, tables of contents and notes all at once. You can use various search options to make your search more precise and to sort the results in various ways. When searching for names, write them in natural order. You may expand your search to include all MOBIUS libraries. Materials requested through MOBIUS are usually delivered in about 48 hours.