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Old Masters, New World: America's Raid on Europe's Great Pictures, 1880-World War I

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Old Masters, New World: America's Raid on Europe's Great Pictures, 1880-World War I - Saltzman, Cynthia

In 1870, a group of wealthy and culturally ambitious New Yorkers founded the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a Manhattan brownstone with a lackluster collection. Saltzman recounts the fierce competition to acquire some of the greatest paintings in the world in this story of beauty, aesthetics, and taste.

Old Masters, New World: America's Raid on Europe's Great Pictures, 1880-World War I 2008, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670018314

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