A catalogue raisonné is a scholarly accounting and reckoning, if you will, of an artist’s complete output of creative work for a particular medium (e.g. prints, paintings), or more generally, for the total creative oeuvre to be known at the time of the preparation of the catalog. These scholarly art reference sources are critical for art historical and museum research.
Bixler Art and Music Library, along with our consortial partners at Bates and Bowdoin, have an excellent collection of catalogues raisonnes,
The International Foundation for Art Research maintains a database of the catalogues raisonnes that have been published or are in process. Check it out!