Art Objects in British Museums Postcards

Thematic sets of pictorial postcards from the collections of the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery of Great Britain.  Published by the British Museum or the National Portrait Gallery.  Copyright restrictions may apply.

 

Summary Information

Repository: Cleveland Museum of Art Archives
Title: Art Objects in British Museums Postcards
ID: 1111.133
Date: circa 1903 - circa 1938
Extent: 2.0 Cubic feet [3 Hollinger boxes, 1 flat storage box, 6 postcard boxes]
General Physical Description note: Postcards were removed from wrappers and sleeved by set in 5x7 photo sleeves. Wrappers placed in flat storage box for preservation.
Language: English

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Scope and Contents note

Originally entering the Ingalls Library collection from about 1918 to around 1938, these postcards were probably collected about the same time and presumably by William M. Milliken. The postcards are divided into two series by museum. Paper indices in box 1.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Ingalls Library and Museum Archives

11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH, 44106
216-707-2492
archives2@clevelandart.org

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to the Public. For more information or to access this collection contact archives staff at archives2@clevelandart.org.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • British Museum
  • National Portait Gallery (Great Britain)

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Collection Inventory

British Museum   Missing sets 41, 54, and B32.

Scope and Contents note

Postcards of objects from the British Museum are divided into four subseries. First subseries of postcards are black and white and arranged by set number. Each set consists of roughly a dozen postcards and has a specific subject. Many sets have similar themes and subjects. The second and third subseries, Coloured B Series and Coloured C Series, follow similar arrangements with the notable exceptions that they are in color and contain fewer postcards per set. Entering the library's collections between 1918 and 1937, the monochrome subseries and Coloured B were collected simultaneously wheresas Coloured C Series was collected at later dates. Postcards measure either 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 or 4 1/8 by 5 7/8. Most sets throughout all series contain an information card. Each postcard is numbered with set and number. File names derived from wrappers. The fourth subseries consists of cards not belonging to any set and depict the interiors and exteriors of museums.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • British Museum

Monochrome 

Pictorial Postcards (numbered 1 to 204) [missing many] 

BoxFolder

Set 1 - Sforza Book of Hours (a) Italian Miniatures 

11

Set 2 - Sforza Book of Hours (b) Italian Miniatures (Saints) 

12

Set 3 - Sforza Book of Hours (c) Italian Borders 

13

Set 4 - Sforza Book of Hours (d) Flemish Miniatures and Borders 

14

Set 5 - Early Florentine Woodcuts (from Printed Books) 

15

Set 6 - Japanese Art [missing introduction card] 

16

Set 7 - Early Maps 

17

Set 8 - Japanese & Chinese Paintings 

18

Set 9 - Japanese & Chinese Art [missing introduction card] 

19

Set 10 - Ms. Music [Musical Manuscripts] 

110

Set 11 - Selections from the Florentine Picture Chronicle [missing introduction card] 

111

Set 12 - Florentine Engravings of the Fifteenth Century [missing introduction card] 

112

Set 13 - German Drawings 

113

Set 14 - Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites [2 copies, both missing introduction card, one missing #8] 

114

Set 15 - Stone Age 

115

Set 16 - Bronze Age 

116

Set 17 - Roman Britain 

117

Set 18 - Saracenic Metal 

118

Set 19 - Early Enamels 

119

Set 20 - Ivories 

120

Set 21 - Wood Carvings (Waddesdon Collection) 

121

Set 22 - Silver Plate (Foreign : Waddesdon Collection) 

122

Set 23 - Medals, &c. by Abraham & Thomas Simon 

123

Set 24 - Coins of Syracuse 

124

Set 25 - Medals Illustrating English History 

125

Set 26 - Italian Medals by Pisanello & Pasti 

126

Set 27 - Types of Greek Vases 

127

Set 28 - Select Bronzes 

128

Set 29 - The Room of Ancient Greek and Roman Life 

129

Set 30 - The Frieze of the Parthenon 

130

Set 31 - German Woodcuts of the Sixteenth Century [missing introduction card] 

131

Set 32 - Woodcuts & Metal-cuts of the Fifteenth Century [missing introduction card] 

132

Set 33 - Potrait Statues of Kings and Queens of Egypt in the British Museum From B.C. 2600 to about B.C. 50 [missing #5] 

133

Set 34 - Egyptian Sculptures in the British Museum B.C. 4000-100 [missing introduction card] 

134

Set 35 - Egyptian Mummies in the British Museum 

135

Set 36 - Egyptian Coffins in the British Museum 

136

Set 37 - Assyrian Sculptures int eh British Museum Reign of Ashur-nasir-pal 885-860 B.C. [missing #10] 

137

Set 38 - Babylonian Antiquities in the British Museum 

138

Set 39 - Assyrian Monuments bearing on Bible History in the British Museum 

139

Set 40 - German Medals of the Great War [missing introduction card] 

140

Set 41 - The Months' Occupations [missing intro card and card 12, December] 

141

Set 42 - An Alphabet of Ornamental Initials [missing introduction card] 

142

Set 43 - Miniatures from the Psalter of King Henry VI (Cotton MS. Domitian A. xvii) 

143

Set 44 - Print & Drwaings by William Blake 

144

Set 45 - Miniatures of the Life of St. Cuthbert From a late Twelfth Century Manuscript executed at Durham Cathedral Priory (Add. MS. 39943) 

145

Set 46 - Greek Terracottas [missing 1, 7, 8] 

146

Set 47 - Greek & Roman Reliefs 

147

Set 48 - Types of greek and Roman Statues [missing 8] 

148

Set 49 - Potraits of the Roman Emperors 

149

Set 50 - Indian Art [missing 4, 5, 7] 

150

Set 51 - The Months' Occupations from Queen Mary's Psalter English Illumination of the Early Fourteenth Century (Royal MS. 2 B. VII) 

151

Set 52 - The Signs of the Zodiac from Queen Mary's Psalter English Illumination of the early Foureenth Century (Royal MS. 2 B. VII) 

152

Set 53 - Japanese Paintings 

153

Set 55 - Early British Art (Early Iron Age of Britain) 

154

Set 56 - Anglo-Saxon and Irish Art [missing 4, 5; two postcards added of Tara Brooch 

155

Set 57 - Drawings by Claude Lorrain 

156

Set 58 - Mediaeval Sports and Pastimes Depicted in English drawings early in the Fourteenth Century (Royal MS. 10 E. iv) 

157

Set 59 - Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities 

21

Set 60 - Christmas Drawings by the Old Masters [missing 1, 12, 14] 

22

Set 61 - Christmas German Engravings of the Nativity and Epiphany [missing introduction card] 

23

Set 62 - Christmas Italian & utch Engravings of the Nativity and Ephiphany [missing introduction card] 

24

Set 63 - Christmas Woodcuts of the Nativity and Ephipany [missing introduction card, 5] 

25

Set 64 - Easter Engravings & Drawings of the Resurrection [missing introduction card] 

26

Set 65 - The Ancient Maya of Central America 

27

Set 66 - Illustrations of English History Anglo-Saxon Period 

28

Set 67 - Illlustrations of English History Fourteenth Century 

29

Set 68 - Illustrations of English History Fifteenth Century 

210

Set 69 - Illustrations of English History Sixteenth Century (I) 

211

Set 70 - Illustrations of English History Sixteenth Century (II) 

212

Set 71 - The Sculptures of the East Pediment of the Parthenon 

213

Set 72 - The Sculptures of the West Pediment of the Parthenon 

214

Set 73 - Illustrations of English History Thirteenth Century 

215

Set 74 - London before the Great Fire from Etchings by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) 

216

Set 75 - A Flemish Calendar of the Early Sixteenth Century (Add. MS. 24098) 

217

Set 76 - The English Bible From 1525 to 1611 

218

Set 77 - Clocks from the 16th to the 18th Century 

219

Set 78 - Drawings by Claude Lorraine II [missing 14] 

220

Set 79 - Greek, Etruscan & Roman Bronzes 

221

Set 80 - Drawings by Albrecht Dürer [missing 10, 11, 12] 

222

Set 81 - Engravings by Albrecht Dürer [missing 3, 6, 7] 

223

Set 82 - Woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer 

224

Set 83 - Drawings by Rembrandt 

225

Set 84 - Etching by Rembrandt 

226

Set 85 - Select Greek & Roman Bronzes 

227

Set 86 - Greek & Etruscan Bronze-Work in Relief 

228

Set 87 - Greek, Etruscan & Roman Decorative Bronzes 

229

Set 88 - Watches from the 16th to 18th century 

230

Set 89 - Biblical MSS. [missing introduction card] 

231

Set 90 - Biblical MSS. [missing introduction card] 

232

Set 91 - Florentine and Umbrian Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries 

233

Set 92 - Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and his Circle 

234

Set 93 - Drawings by Raphael and Michelangelo [missing 9-15] 

235

Set 94 - North Italian Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries [missing introduction card] 

236

Set 95 - Italian Drwaings of the Seventeenth Century [missing 1-3] 

237

Set 96 - Italian Drawings of the Eighteenth Century [missing 10] 

238

Set 97 - Early Greek Sculpture 

239

Set 98 - Classical Greek Sculpture 

240

Set 99 - Portraits of Christ 

241

Set 100 - Eumorfopoulos Collection of Chinese Art 

242

Set 101 - St John of Rochester and St Thomas More 

243

Coloured B Series 

BoxFolder

Set B 1 - Miniatures of the Nativity and Epiphany 

244

Set B 2 - Miniatures of the Nativity and Epiphany 

245

Set B 3 - Japanese Colour Prints by Utamaro [2 sets] 

246

Set B 4 - Japanese Colour Prints by Hiroshige 

247

Set B 5 - Painting in Persia in the Timurid Period 

Set B 6 - Painting in Persia in the Safavi Period 

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Set B 7 - Sforza Book of Hours Italian Illuminations 

248

Set B 8 - Sforza Book of Hours Italian Illuminations 

249

Set B 9 - Wall-Paintings from Egyptian Tombs at Thebes XVIIIth Dynasty (about B.C. 1500) 

250

Set B 10 - British Enamels of the Early Iron Age 

251

Set B 11 - Mediaeval Enamels 

252

Set B 12 - Dutch Water-Colours of the Seventeenth Century 

253

Set B 13 - French Coloured Drwaings of the Eighteenth Century 

254

Set B 14 - Water-Colours by Thomas Girtin [missing B 80, B 81, B 82] 

255

Set B 15 - Water-Colours by David Cox [missing B 89, B 90] 

256

Set B 16 - Chinese Colour-Prints 

257

Set B 17 - Christmas Miniatures of the Nativity and Epiphany 

258

Set B 18 - Japanese Colour Prints by Hokusai series one 

259

Set B 19 - Japanese Colour Prints by Hokusai series two 

260

Set B 20 - The Months' Occupations (January to June) From a Flemish Calendar of the Early Sixteenth Century (Add. MS. 24098) 

261

Set B 21 - The Months' Occupations (July to December) From a Flemish Calendar of the Early Sixteenth Century (Add. MS. 24098) 

262

Set B 22 - Japanese Colour Prints by Hiroshige 

263

Set B 23 - Turkish Pottery 

264

Set B 24 - Wedgwood Jasper Ware 

31

Set B 25 - Water-Colours byRichard Parkes Bonington 

32

Set B 26 - Greek Red-Figured Vases [2 sets] 

33

Set B 27 - Scenes from the Romance of the Rose Flemish Illumination about A.D. 1500 (Harley MS. 4425) 

34

Set B 28 - Illustrations of Froissart's Chronicle French Illumination, Late 15th Century (Harley MSS. 4379, 4380) 

35

Set B 29 - Franciscan Miniatures from Italian and Franco-Flemish MSS. of the 15th Century 

36

Set B 30 - Water-Colours by John Sell Cotman 

37

Set B 31 - Miniatures and Initial B from the Westminster Abbey Psalter Executed in Engliand in the Late Twelfth Century (Royal MS. 2 A. XXII) 

38

Set B 33 - Indian Painting Buddhist and Rajput Schools [missing B 197, B 198] 

39

Set B 34 - Greek Red-Figured Vases [two sets] 

310

Set B 35 - Aspects of Mediaeval Life from a MS. of "Le Regime du Corps" Etc., Executed in N.E. France of Flanders in the Late Thirteenth Century (Sloane MS. 2435) 

311

Set B 36 - Miniatures of Saints from a Book of Hours Executed in France in the Late Fourteenth Century (Add. MS. 23145) 

312

Set B 37 - Ornamental Initials from English Manuscripts of the Thirteenth Century A-H [missing introduction card] 

313

Set B 38 - Ornamental Initials from English Manuscripts of the Thirteenth Century I-Q [missing introduction card] 

314

Set B 39 - Ornamental Initials from English Manuscripts of the Thirteenth Century R-Z [missing introduction card] 

315

Set B 40 - Thomas Bewick Six Vignettes in Water-Colour 

316

Set B 41 - Chinese and Japanese Paintings of Animals and Birds 

317

Set B 42 - Greek White-Ground Vases 

318

Set B 43 - Greek White-Ground Vases 

319

Set B 44 - Japanese Colour Prints by Kiyonaga 

320

Set B 45 - "The Hundred Children" from a Chinese Painting of the Ming Period 

321

Set B 46 - Mughal Painters of the Early 17th Century [missing B 271, B 276] 

322

Set B 47 - Miniatures of the Virgin and Saints from the Breviary of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy Early Fifteenth Century 

323

Set B 48 - Christmas Miniatures of the Nativity and Epiphany (Fourth Series) [missing all but B 284] 

324

Set B 49 - Masks from Ceylon 

325

Set B 50 - Masks and Puppets from Java 

326

Set B 51 - Occupations of the Months and Signs of the Zodiac (January to June) from a Book of Hours (Paris Use) Executed in France, for John, Duke of Bedford, about A.D. 1423 (Add. MS. 18850) 

327

Set B 52 - Occupations of the Months and Signs of the Zodiac (July to December) from a Book of Hours (Paris Use) Executed in France, for John, Duke of Bedford, about A.D. 1423 (Add. MS. 18850) 

328

Set B 53 - Babylonian Coloured Cards Sumerian Objects from the Royal Graves at Ur 

329

Set B 54 - Babylonian Coloured Cards the Mosaic "Standard" from Ur 

330

Set B 55 - Egyptian Coloured Cards Egyptian Gods 

331

Set B 56 - Egyptian Coloured Cards Wooden Models from Egyptian Tombs 

332

Set B 57 - Drawings by Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) 

333

Set B 58 - English Gold Coins 

334

Set B 59 - Mediaeval Scenes and Travesties Series I Marginal Subjects from a Book of Hours Executed in the Neighbourhood of Maestricht, about A.D. 1300 (Stowe MS. 17) 

335

Set B 60 - Mediaeval Scenes and Travesties Series II Marginal Subjects from a Book of Hours Executed in the Neighbourhood of Maestricht, about A.D. 1300 (Stowe MS. 17) 

336

Set B 61 - Mediaeval Scenes and Travesties Series III Marginal Subjects from a Book of Hours Executed in the Neighbourhood of Maestricht, about A.D. 1300 (Stowe MS. 17) 

337

Set B 62 - Mediaeval Scenes and Travesties Series IV Marginal Subjects from a Book of Hours Executed in the Neighbourhood of Maestricht, about A.D. 1300 (Stowe MS. 17) 

338

Set B 63 - Egyptian Coloured Cards Painted Sculpture 

339

Set B 64 - Egyptian Coloured Cards Egyptian Glass 

340

Set B 65 - Buddha and Bodhisattvas in Painting and Sculpture 

341

Set B 66 - Miniatures of the Life of Christ Twelfth Century. (Cotton MS. Caligula A. VII) [missing B 393] 

342

Set B 67 - Miniatures of the Life of Christ Thirteenth Century. (Add. MS. 17868) 

343

Set B 68 - Society Pastimes Fifteenth Century. (Harley MS. 4431) 

344

Set B 69 - Miniatures and Borders Attributed to Cybo, the 'Monk of Hyeres' Italian, Late Fourteenth Century. (Add, MSS. 27695, 28841, Egerton MS. 3127) 

345

Set B 70 - The Fall of Richard II Part I Early Fifteenth Century. (Harley MS. 1319) [missing B 419] 

346

Set B 71 - The Fall of Richard II Part II Early Fifteenth Century. (Harley MS. 1319) 

347

Set B 72 - John White Water-Colours Done in Virginia & Florida about 1585-90 

348

Set B 73 - Agricultural Scenes from the Luttrell Psalter 

349

Set B 74 - Water-Colours by J. M. W. Turner from the Turner Bequest 

350

Set B 75 - Chinese Paintings from VIII to XVIII Century 

351

Coloured C Series 

BoxFolder

Set C 1 - Egyptian Coloured Cards Book of the Dead Coffins 

352

Set C 2 - Egyptian Coloured Cards Coffins Mummies 

353

Set C 3 - English Porcelain 

354

Set C 4 - Indian Paintings Mughal School [2 sets] 

355

Set C 5 - Early English Pottery and Slipware 

356

Set C 6 - Japanese Colour-Prints 

357

Set C 7 - Persian Paintings Illustrating the Legend of Alexander and other Persian Heroic Tales [2 sets] 

358

Set C 8 - Chinese Porecelain of the Ch'ing Dynasty 

359

Set C 9 - Persian & Indian Paintings [missing C 132, C 133, C 135) 

360

Set C 10 - Christmas Miniatures of the Nativity and Epiphany 

361

Set C 11 - English Delft and Salt-Glazed Stoneware 

362

Set C 12 - Chinese Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty [missing introduction card] 

363

Set C 13 - Coloured Prints by William Blake 

364

Set C 14 - Islamic Pottery of the Near East 

365

Loose 

BoxFolder

Interior and Exterior Views of British Museum 

366

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National Potrait Gallery 

Scope and Contents note

Postcards of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain) are arranged alphabetically by sitter. Most cards have a brief biographical sketch about sitter on reverse. The entirety of the collection is stamped Sept. 18, '35, presumably when it arrived in the library. Postcards are black and white and measure 3 3/8 by 5 3/8.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • National Portait Gallery (Great Britain)
Box

A-B 

4

C-E 

5

F-J 

6

K-M 

7

N-P 

8

Q-Z 

9

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