Item Detail

Item Number 6702
Title Great Paintings From The Metropolitan Museum Of Art A Selection From The European Collections
Author Curatorial Staff (Metropolitan Museum Of Art)
Condition VG+/VG+
Publisher Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Place Published New York
Date Published 1959
Binding Hardcover
Notes This book is a rich and varied display of some of the greatest of American collecting and curatorship, from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, including painters Botticelli, Rubens, El Greco and many more. Large color plates which are hand-tipped in and printed in full color have been selected by the Metropolitan's painting department. In all, there are 60 brilliant examples, plus 24 monochrome reproductions. Text is by the Metropolitan staff, Foreward is by the Museum's director, James J. Rorimer. There are 38 pages of illustrated introduction. The book itself is bound in light blue cloth with gilt lettering. It is clean, straight & tight with some rubbing of the lower edge and light soil on the upper page edges. The previous owner's name is neatly written on the front pastedown, otherwise there are no marks and no tears of any pages. The dust jacket is clean, bright & crisp. There is some wear of the upper spine edge and a tiny, mended tear at the lower edge and one in the back fold. A very nice copy of a beautiful book! ; Color Illustrations; 13" x 10 3/4"
LoC or ISBN 588848
Keyword(s) Metropolitan Museum of Art,Non-fiction,Painters,Paintings,Art,Artists,museums
Category(ies) Art Photography Poetry Music Drama,History Travel Exploration Places
Price $67.50