SPECIAL ADVISORY: The Yale University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from Tuesday through Sunday. Masks and COVID-19 vaccination (including booster, if eligible) are required.Review our Visitor Policies

Modern and Contemporary Art
PrevNext1 of 3
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
PrevNext2 of 3
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
PrevNext3 of 3
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Artist: Unknown
Artist: Jones and Co., London

Portable Travelling Library

1826–31

Leather case, silk-bound books, and glass

23.6 × 21.6 × 15 × 44 cm (9 5/16 × 8 1/2 × 5 7/8 × 17 5/16 in.)
The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Book Art Collection, curated with Doug Beube
2014.58.77a-b
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Purchased by Allan Chasanoff from Ursus Books 4/29/04

Bibliography: 

Pamela Franks et al., Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2014), 74, C-234, ill.

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.