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Vintage The Metropolitan Museum of Art Miniatures. Set of 6 albums. 1949-1954
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Vintage The Metropolitan Museum of Art Miniatures. Set of 6 albums. 1949-1954
Vintage The Metropolitan Museum of Art Miniatures. Set of 6 albums. 1949-1954
Vintage The Metropolitan Museum of Art Miniatures. Set of 6 albums. 1949-1954
Vintage The Metropolitan Museum of Art Miniatures. Set of 6 albums. 1949-1954

Vintage The Metropolitan Museum of Art Miniatures. Set of 6 albums. 1949-1954

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Want to take art from the Met home?
Great Vintage Collectible from over half a century ago!

This original case comes with 6 fascinating albums covering art from America, England, France, and China. The albums are dated from 1949 to 1954.

107 Miniature Stamps!!
96 Stamps Attached
11 Loose Stamps
Each album has 24 artwork descriptions with a corresponding space for a stamp. Four albums have all stamps attached in the album. Two albums, as indicated below, have no attached stamps (all stamps are not included for these two albums, but some of the 11 loose stamps belong to these albums). These stamps are full color miniatures, tipped-in lithograph sticker prints of the paintings. Attaching the loose stamps can be a fun learning activity at any age. On the other hand, these loose miniature sticker prints would be great framed to use as unique vintage art pieces! (see pics). The attached stamps could also be carefully removed for framing into art.

Each booklet has miniature pictures of the originals and a history of the artist and artwork. Most of the art cover paintings, but also included are sculptures and other types of art. Included in this group are:

Painting in England 1951
Oils and water colors by British painters and Continental artists working in England.
(All stamps attached in this album)

The American Scene 1949
Twenty four subjects illustrating a cross-section of life in America during the century and a quarter following Washington's inaugration.
(All stamps attached in this album)

The Eight 1954
The Eight: Robert Henri, John Sloan, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast, Ernest Lawson, Everett Shinn, Arthur B. Davies, and William Glackens, from the early years of the 20th century, "were considered controversial" at first but won recognition for "insistence upon painting the ordinary world about them with candor."
(No stamps attached in this album)

Medieval Vista 1953
In this album "about six centuries lie between the pictures which differ completely in style and concept; only the act depicted remains the same. It bespeaks the fact that every book of the Middle Ages was handwritten and accounts for their descriptions as manuscripts (Latin, manu scriptus); if decorated at all, such books were painted by hand.
(No stamps attached in this album)

French Art of the 19th Century 1950
"In different degrees three main elements underlay all French art of the century-the classic, the romantic, and the realistic." Including works by Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet, Daumier, Corot, Millet, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne, Gauguin, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec and others.
(All stamps attached in this album)

Arts of China 1950
Twenty four pictures covering 3500 years of varied arts, including bronze vessels used for religious ceremonies; an altarpiece and several pieces of sculpture representing Buddha; landscape and figure paintings; and examples of porcelain and pottery, embroidered silk, and carved jade.
(All stamps attached in this album)

Copyright: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Distributor: The Book of the Month Club

The case is in overall solid condition, but does have some wear. The cover closes and lays flat, but the edge is not entirely flush with the right edge. Albums fit in the protective case and are in very good condition.

This is a FINAL SALE. Refunds will be only be given for major errors in the listing.
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