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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has joined a roster of more than 6,000 museums, institutions and monuments worldwide whose image rights and reproductions are represented by Art Resource.

Among the scores of iconic works from the Metropolitan Museum's collections to be offered through Art Resource for editorial, commercial, or scholarly use are: The Death of Socrates by Jacques- Louis David, Young Woman with a Water Jug by Vermeer, Rembrandt's Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, Manet's Boating, The Unicorn Tapestries, Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware, and Jackson Pollock's Autumn Rhythm, to name a few.

Each of the collections within the Museum will be represented - from African and Oceanic art to arms and armor, Asian art, costumes, European sculpture and decorative arts, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Islamic art, medieval and Renaissance art, musical instruments, drawings, prints, antiquities, photography, and modern and contemporary art. Each of these collections ranks in its category among the finest in the world. The Museum's American Wing alone houses the world's most comprehensive collection of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its director, Philippe de Montebello, has commented: "The Metropolitan Museum is a living encyclopedia of world art from Florence to Thebes to Papua, New Guinea, from the earliest times to the present and in every medium." Founded in 1870 by a group of New York's leading citizens, the Met has grown to be the most comprehensive art museum in the Western Hemisphere, now including more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture from every part of the globe.

For general information about The Metropolitan Museum of Art and its collections, visit www.metmuseum.org or call (212) 535- 7710.

Brueghel, Pieter the Elder (c.1525-1569)
The Harvesters. 1565. Oil on wood, Overall, including added strips at top, bottom, and right, 46 7/8 x 63 3/4 in. (119 x 162 cm); original painted surface 45 7/8 x 62 7/8 in. (116.5 x 159.5 cm). Rogers Fund, 1919 (19.164).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.
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