The Morgan Library & Museum

‘A complex of buildings in the heart of New York City, The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. As early as 1890 Morgan began 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.’

Parts of the collection of the Morgan have been digitized and are freely accessible through its website. Under the heading ‘Collection’, various collections of digitized images can be accessed:

  • Collection highlights
  • Online exhibitions. A large number of online exhibitions on a variety of topics.
  • Drawings online. Drawings from all major European schools, with particular strengths in Italian, French, British, Dutch, Flemish, and German masters. There is also a growing number of modern and contemporary works on paper. The collection of digitized drawings can be browsed in its entirety, or according to artist.
  • Music manuscripts online. High-quality images and descriptions of music manuscripts owned by the Morgan, including works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Fauré, Haydn, Liszt, Mahler, Massenet, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Puccini, Schubert, and Schumann. Material has been organized alphabetically according to composer.
  • Rembrandt prints online. Almost five hundred images from the Morgan’s collection of Rembrandt etchings. This collection can be browsed either in its entirety or sorted according to theme (self-portraits, portraits, biblical subjects, and landscapes).

Images are high-definity and can be downloaded in JPEG-format. Extensive information is available for each image.

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Monday, 29 September 2014 - 12:12pm
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