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Morgan-The Collector

Vanessa Sigalas and Jennifer Tonkovich
288 pages
8.54 x 10.53 inches

The essays in this lavishly illustrated volume offer a multifaceted portrait of American financier J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) as a collector of art. A riveting exploration of Morgan’s acquisitions from antiquities to medieval manuscripts to Old Master paintings and European decorative arts, Morgan—The Collector introduces the reader to how and why he amassed his vast collection.

The lively essays, including a chapter dedicated to Morgan’s bible collection, also serve as a tribute to Linda Roth, curator at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, who dedicated much of her forty-year career to researching Morgan and the over 1,500 works from his collection now in the museum.