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J.P. Morgan's study, Morgan Library, 2009

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Title:

J.P. Morgan's study, Morgan Library, 2009

Format:

1 digital photograph

Date:

2009

Street Address:

33 East 36th Street

Photographer/Artist:

Lieberman, Ralph

Other Creator:

Description:

J.P. Morgan's study. One of a suite of three rooms in the original Morgan Library building, 33 East 36th Street. Built 1903-1906 ; Architect: Charles McKim of McKim, Meade & White.

Description continued:

Morgan's study opens off the west side of the library's rotunda. The room's original furnishings remain intact and they are supplemented with additional works of art from the Morgan collection. The red silk wall coverings copy hangings from the Chigi Palace in Rome. Architect Charles McKim purchased the antique Italian wooden ceiling in 1905 but its exact origins remain unknown. The studio of Desiderio da Settignano is traditionally credited with creating the room's marble fireplace. Hanging above the fireplace is a portrait of Pierpont Morgan by painter Frank Holl.

Landmark Name:

Pierpont Morgan Library and Annex

Previously known as:

Subjects:

  • Murray Hill Neighborhood (New York, N.Y.)
  • Pierpont Morgan Library
  • Interior architecture
  • Interior decoration
  • Renaissance revival (Architecture) -- Italian influences
  • Architecture, Italian -- 16th century

Rights Management:

The images and information provided in this collection may not be reproduced in any form without permission from the Mina Rees Library, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, except for "fair use" as defined by copyright law.

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Contributing Institution:

City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center.

Publisher:

Mina Rees Library; City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center.

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