Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). LibraryAlternative names
Janet S. Byrne was a curator in the Department of Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During her 47-year career at the Museum, she developed a picture file of bookbindings and their descriptions that was rediscovered in the fall of 1993 when the Department of Drawings and Prints was preparing a survey of British illustrated books. The file was presented to the Museum's Thomas J. Watson Library for conservation, organization and retention.
From the description of The Janet S. Byrne bookbinding picture file, 1995. (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 201734083
Founded in 1892 by William Macbeth and continued by his son, Robert W. Macbeth, the Gallery was the first to be devoted exclusively to the work of American artists, holding annual exhibitions of thirty paintings by thirty artists. Originally located at 237 Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Gallery moved to 450 Fifth Avenue in 1906, then to 15 East 57th Street in 1924, opening an annex at 19 East 57th Street in 1933 before relocating to smaller quarters at 11 East 57th Street in 1935.
From the description of Collection of Macbeth Gallery exhibition checklists and newspaper clippings, 1906-1944 (bulk 1906-1935) (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 78239657
The American silversmith and designer Edward C. Moore, whose firm manufactured silverware exclusively for Tiffany & Co. between 1851 and 1868, headed Tiffany's silver department from 1868 until his death. Moore bequeathed both his extensive art collection and personal library to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The library gift was noted in the Museum's 22nd annual report (year ending 1891) as numbering some 500 books, and in the 23rd annual report (year ending 1892) was stated as comprising 460 volumes. The Museum's 1915 annual report noted an additional 98 volumes and 87 photographs bequeathed to the Library by Moore's son, Edward C. Moore, Jr. All these works were kept together in a special room within the Library until Jan. 1965 when they were integrated into the general collection of the new Thomas J. Watson Library.
From the description of Metropolitan Museum of Art Library shelflist of books bequeathed to the Museum by Edward C. Moore, and by his son, Edward C. Moore, Jr., [before 1930]. (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 84607537
Daniel Cady Eaton (1837-1912) was Professor of Criticism and History of Art at Yale University for about thirty years. In 1911 he donated his collection of books, photographs and about ten thousand lantern slides to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
From the description of Bookplates for D. Cady Eaton collection, [ca. 1911] (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 84606402
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|New York (State)--New York|
|Painting, American--20th century--Exhibitions|
|Fine bindings--History--Pictorial works|
|Art libraries--Collection development|