Bound for Versailles: The Jayne Wrightsman Bookbindings Collection

Join John T. McQuillen, Associate Curator of Printed Books & Bindings, for a  virtual guided tour of the exhibition Bound for Versailles: The Jayne Wrightsman Bookbindings Collection. In the spring of 2019 Jayne Wrightsman bequeathed to the Morgan an exceptional collection of books bound for the highest echelons of 18th-century French society. Owned by kings, queens, dukes, and duchesses, the books are monuments of fine printing, elegant engraved illustration, and artistic binding by the most renowned craftspeople. The exhibition showcases the important role of women collectors and honors Mrs. Wrightsman’s gift and her collecting acumen in recognizing the important role bookbinding played in the decorative arts and the cultural life of the Ancien Régime.

Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. We ask that you download the app in advance for the best user experience.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 3 PM

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$25 Pay it Forward, reserve a Virtual Ticket and contribute towards keeping virtual programs accessible to those in need
$15 General Admission Virtual Ticket
$5  Limited Income Virtual Ticket
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Bound for Queen Marie Leszczyńska (1703–1768) Jacques-Antoine Derome (1696–1760), binder Mosaic binding in cream, black, and red morocco, with individual gilt tooling, on: Le psautier de David, Paris, 1725, front cover, PML 198290. The Morgan Library & Museum, PML 198290.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.