Pierpont Morgan Library


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Pierpont Morgan Library,

originally the private library of J. Pierpont Morgan, in 1924 made a public institution by his son J. P. Morgan as a memorial to his father (see MorganMorgan,
American family of financiers and philanthropists.

Junius Spencer Morgan, 1813–90, b. West Springfield, Mass., prospered at investment banking. As a boy he became a dry-goods clerk in Boston; later he entered a brokerage house in New York City.
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, family). The library is privately supported; it is located at Madison Ave. and 36th St., New York City. It consists of the original Beaux-Arts building (1906) designed by McKim, Mead & White, a 1928 annex, and a modern addition (2006) designed by Renzo Piano. The library is especially rich in illuminated manuscripts and in authors' manuscripts (including works by Dickens, Scott, and Balzac); the collection also includes, among many other riches, hundreds of Bibles in all languages, early printed books, outstanding Old Master prints and drawings, one of the largest collections of Aldine Press editions (see Aldus ManutiusAldus Manutius
or Aldo Manuzio
, 1450–1515, Venetian printer. He was educated as a humanistic scholar and became tutor to several of the great ducal families. One of them, the Pio family, provided him with money to establish a printery in Venice.
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), and the only perfect copy of Malory's Morte d'Arthur printed by Caxton. The publications of the library include monographs, catalogs of collections and exhibits, reprints, and fascimiles. It is open to scholars for research and to the general public for exhibitions and lectures.
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Plummer, who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the film, recently toured a Charles Dickens exhibit at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York.
He and his wife Anna-Maria founded the American Academy in Berlin for visiting scholars and together they supported the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Frick Collection, Lincoln Center and the New School University.
Images, texts, and marginalia in a "Vows of the peacock" manuscript (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library MS G24); with a complete concordance and catalogue of Peacock manuscripts.
287-293) have freely made their collections available for research and to facilitate the publication of facsimile editions, or for the specific purpose of donating them to an institution for research purposes, as was the case with the Koch Collection, originally destined to join Lehman's materials at the Pierpont Morgan Library but now at Yale.
When we wrote in JEBS 2009 that we would be looking for more examples of manuscripts of major Middle English texts written by the scribe we had identified as "Cornhyll," we hardly expected to find another example so soon as this: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.
A further dozen pages, sold to raise money for the Red Cross during the first world war, are at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, and some others were lost from the library of Queen Mary, University of London about six years ago, reports
None of the manuscripts of Jane Austen's completed novels survive, with the exception of two draft chapters of 'Persuasion' (at the British Library), Austen's juvenile work 'Lady Susan' (at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York) and the fragment 'Sanditon' (at King's College, Cambridge), the only other autograph novel manuscript of comparable length.
As soon as we are comfortably settled in the 18th century, convinced of our storyteller's omniscience and made to feel totally at home in the world of Handel, Hogarth and Swift, she yanks us back, changes voice and vocabulary, and deposits us in our own era where we suddenly find ourselves squinting at the Delaney exhibition at 50 lux in the Pierpont Morgan Library, sitting face to face with Kim Sloan in her office in the British Museum, pouring over letters at the library in Newport, Wales, examining a sketchbook in the National Gallery of Ireland or being greeted by Ruth Hayden, a lateral descendent of Mary Delaney's, at her country cottage.
Chapter twelve contains an analysis of "Some Illustrations of the Unicorn Apologue from Barlaam and loasaph", written with the late Ruth Pitman, in which careful attention is paid to illuminations in manuscripts now in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Bibliotheque Royale, Brussels, and the British Library, London.
The late fifteenth-century, Toledan provenance of the Beinecke Kyriale has been convincingly determined by Candelaria through his impressive interdisciplinary approach that took into consideration the iconography, paleography, the history of the work's ownership, and the connection to several related individual leaves from other liturgical books held by the Beinecke and the Pierpont Morgan Library.
Pero, sin duda, la novedad formal mas importante la constituye la ornamentacion de los margenes (border decoration): dando cuenta de un proceso que se inicia durante el siglo XIII, en el que las letras se alargan y se extienden sobre el margen comenzando a aparecer formas organicas y, especialmente, <<botanical shapes>> con flora y fauna procedente del imaginario; a principios del siglo XV, artistas holandeses introducen en los margenes figuras de gran tamano: desde dragones (Master of Morgan Infancy Cycle, Pierpont Morgan Library, M.
Dorigatti's non-Italian ports of call were mostly those to be expected: the British Library for the Grenville copy; the John Rylands for the Spencer copy; Trinity College Dublin for the Quin copy; Chantilly for the copy belonging to the Duc d'Aumale; Harvard and the Pierpont Morgan Library for copies once in the hands of British collectors which found their way to the United States in the twentieth century.