Saint-Raymond, L., Fabriccio Miguel Novelli Duro and Omer Faruk Yildiran. 2022 "George Viau's Collection: A Computational Approach" Preprints. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202212.0203.v1
This paper analyzes the collection of George Viau (1855-1939) from a computational perspective. Indeed, this dental surgeon, close to the Impressionists, collected several hundred works of art in the first half of the 20th century: the auctions of his collection, in 1907, 1930 and after his death, in 1942, 1943 and 1948, accounted for 642 artworks and, during the Occupation, the 1942 sale produced a total of more than 46 million francs. Thanks to statistics, econometrics, network analysis and cartography, it is possible to understand the salient features of the collection and its place in the world of Parisian auctions.
George Viau; collection; auction; art market; Impressionists; econometrics; quantitative art history; computational history
Arts and Humanities, Art
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