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The Resource Liechtenstein, the princely collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein, the princely collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein

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Liechtenstein, the princely collections
Title
Liechtenstein, the princely collections
Statement of responsibility
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Liechtenstein is one of the smallest European states, a principality situated between Austria and Switzerland in the Upper Rhine Valley. The nation is less than three hundred years old, but the ruling family, whose name it bears, traces its lineage back to the twelfth century. For successive generations, members of the Princely House of Liechtenstein have been devoted art collectors. With a high degree of appreciation of artistic achievement, they have pursued a centuries-long family tradition of acquiring not only great paintings and sculpture but also rare firearms, fine porcelain, and other works of art. The result of this tradition is a collection of masterpieces that in its depth and breadth reflects more than four hundred years of European history and ranks among the world's greatest private collections. This publication accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that marked the first time the masterpieces from this private collection were put on public display. The rich and varied array of paintings, sculpture, and other works included in this exhibition not only represents the paradigm of a great European princely collection, but also has the added distinction of being the collection of the only surviving monarchy of the Holy Roman Empire. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Sammlungen des Regierenden Fürsten Liechtenstein
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  • Liechtenstein, House of
  • Art
Label
Liechtenstein, the princely collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Issued in connection with the exhibition Liechtenstein, the Princely Collections, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 26, 1985, to May 1, 1986"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-371) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The House of Liechtenstein. The Liechtenstein garden palace -- The rise of the Princely family and the court at Prague -- The collection of sculpture. II. Princely splendor. Firearms -- The golden carriage of Prince Joseph Wenzel -- Porcelain. III. The collection of paintings. Collecting paintings -- Italian and French paintings and works of art -- Painting in eighteenth-century Italy -- German paintings -- Dutch painting -- Flemish paintings -- Paintings by Rubens and Van Dyck
Control code
12135702
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxviii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780870993862
Lccn
85011562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Colby: Gift of Peter and Paula Lunder (Annex copy)
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
Liechtenstein, the princely collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Issued in connection with the exhibition Liechtenstein, the Princely Collections, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 26, 1985, to May 1, 1986"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The House of Liechtenstein. The Liechtenstein garden palace -- The rise of the Princely family and the court at Prague -- The collection of sculpture. II. Princely splendor. Firearms -- The golden carriage of Prince Joseph Wenzel -- Porcelain. III. The collection of paintings. Collecting paintings -- Italian and French paintings and works of art -- Painting in eighteenth-century Italy -- German paintings -- Dutch painting -- Flemish paintings -- Paintings by Rubens and Van Dyck
Control code
12135702
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxviii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780870993862
Lccn
85011562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Colby: Gift of Peter and Paula Lunder (Annex copy)
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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