Morgan Library
A museum and independent research library located in the heart of New York City, the Morgan Library & Museum began as the personal library of financier, collector, and cultural benefactor Pierpont Morgan. As early as 1890 Morgan had begun to assemble a collection of illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings and prints. Over the years—through purchases and generous gifts—The Morgan Library & Museum has continued to acquire rare materials as well as important music manuscripts, early children's books, Americana, and materials from the twentieth century. Without losing its decidedly domestic feeling, the Morgan also has expanded its physical space considerably.
Far and Away Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781913645564
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Imprint: Morgan Library
Illustrations: 200
Description:
This beautifully illustrated and scholarly catalogue presents a selection of exceptional drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection. It accompanies an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Liberty to the Imagination Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781913645557
Pub Date: 01 Apr 2024
Imprint: Morgan Library
Illustrations: 60
Description:
This elegant publication presents for the first time the Eveillard Gift of drawings to the Morgan Library& Museum. It accompanies an exhibition at the Morgan and includes a catalogue of the works with entries by drawings experts.The Morgan celebrates the 100th year of its founding with a series of exhibitions devoted to promised gifts to the museum, including 28 drawings from the holdings of New Yorkbased collectors Jean-Marie and Elizabeth Eveillard, which will be on view during the summer of 2024.
Sublime Ideas Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781913645380
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2023
Imprint: Morgan Library
Illustrations: 170
Description:
This beautiful publication accompanies an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum of the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778). It is the most important study of Piranesi’s drawings to appear in more than a generation. In a letter written near the end of his life, Giovanni Battista Piranesi explained to his sister that he had lived away from his native Venice because he could find no patronsthere willing to support “the sublimity of my ideas.
Claude Gillot Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781913645373
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2023
Imprint: Morgan Library
Illustrations: 275
Description:
This scholarly publication presents the work of the designer, painter and illustrator Claude Gillot (1673–1722). The first volume on the artist in English, it accompanies a major exhibition at the Morgan Library& Museum that explores Gillot’s inventive and highly original draftsmanship and places his work in the context of artistic and intellectual activity in Paris ca. 1700.
Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781913645045
Pub Date: 15 May 2021
Imprint: Morgan Library
Illustrations: 60
Description:
For nearly a century, members of three generations of the Bibiena family were the most highly sought theater designers in Europe. Their elaborate stage designs were used for operas, festivals, and courtly performances across Europe: from their native Italy to cites as far afi eld as Vienna, Prague, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, and Lisbon.
Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781911300694
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2019
Imprint: Morgan Library
Description:
Accompanying an exhibition of drawings by Guercino from the collection of the Morgan Library & Museum, Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman offers an overview of the artist’s graphic work, ranging from his early genre studies and caricatures, to the dense and dynamic preparatory studies for his paintings, and on to highly finished chalk drawings and landscapes that were ends in themselves. Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino (1591-1666), was arguably the most interesting and diverse draftsman of the Italian Baroque era, a natural virtuoso who created brilliant drawings in a broad range of media. The Morgan owns more than twenty-five works by the artist, and these are the subject of a focused exhibition, supplemented by a handful of loans from public and private New York collections, to be held at the Morgan in the autumn of 2019.
Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780875981895
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2018
Imprint: Morgan Library
Illustrations: 175 colour illus.
Description:
Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/19-1594) was among the most distinctive artists of the Italian Renaissance. Yet, although his bold paintings are immediately recognizable, his drawings remain unfamiliar even to many scholars. Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice offers a complete overview of Tintoretto as a draftsman.