Synopses & Reviews
The Metropolitan Museum Journal, issued annually by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, publishes original research on works in the Museumand#8217;s collections and the areas of investigation they represent. Volume 47 includes essays on the Tell Basta Treausure, Two Assyrian Reliefs from the Palace of Sargon II,and#160; the Cloisters Annunciation by the Master of Charles of France, Canvas Matches in Vermeer: a Case Study in the Computer Analysis of Fabric Supports, New Findings on the Life and Work of Claude Simpol (1666and#8211;ca. 1710), The Bellangand#233; Album and New Discoveries in French Nineteenth-Century Decorative Arts, Thomas Eakinsand#8217;s The Chess Players Replayed, and#8220;Mon cher ami et frand#232;re dand#8217;armesand#8221;: Letters from Costantino Ressman to William Riggs, Collectors of Arms and Armor in Nineteenth-Century Paris, and Armor for America: The Duc de Dino Collection.
About the Author
All Board members are on the staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Katharine Baetjer is Curator, European Paintings; Julie Jones is Andrall E. Pearson Curator in Charge, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser is Curator, American Paintings; Denise Patry Leidy is Curator, Asian Art; Joan R. Mertens is Curator, Greek and Roman Art; Luke Syson is Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Curator in Charge, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
Table of Contents
Treasures from Tell Basta: Goddesses, Officials, and Artists in an International AgeChristine Lilyquist
From Mesopotamia to the Met: Two Assyrian Reliefs from the Palace of Sargon IIPaul Collins
The Cloisters Annunciation by the Master of Charles of FranceRobert Schindler
Canvas Matches in Vermeer: A Case Study in the Computer Analysis of Fabric SupportsWalter Liedtke, C. Richard Johnson Jr., and Don Johnson
New Findings on the Life and Work of Claude SimpolFranand#231;ois Marandet
The Bellangand#233; Album and New Discoveries in French Nineteenth-Century Decorative ArtsSylvain Cordier
Thomas Eakins's The Chess Players ReplayedWilliam Hauptman
and#8220;Mon cher ami et frand#232;re d'armes": Letters from Constantino Ressman to William Riggs, Collectors of Arms and Armor in Nineteenth-Century ParisElena Carrara
Armor for America: The Duc de Dino CollectionStuart W. Pyhrrand#160;