The Frick Collection

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In the elegant galleries of The Frick Collection—a museum housed in the former mansion of industrialist Henry Clay Frick—you will find some of the most exceptional works of Western art. Ranging from the Renaissance through the late nineteenth century, the Collection includes works by such celebrated artists as Bellini, Constable, Corot, Fragonard, Gainsborough, Goya, El Greco, Holbein, Ingres, Manet, Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, Titian, Turner, Velázquez, Vermeer, and Whistler. In addition to major paintings by these and other masters, the Frick’s galleries contain fine French porcelains, Italian bronzes, sculptures, and period furniture. The permanent collection is further enriched by frequent presentations of special exhibitions. Established by Henry Clay Frick, the museum was greeted with awe when the doors first opened in 1935. It has grown over the years, while maintaining the special ambiance of an art connoisseur’s mansion, and today the Frick is internationally renowned as one of New York’s most remarkable cultural treasures.

Happy April Fools' Day from the Frick's resident jokesters, our "Procession of Italian Comedians." 🎭 This tag team of tr...
04/01/2020

Happy April Fools' Day from the Frick's resident jokesters, our "Procession of Italian Comedians." 🎭 This tag team of tricksters—including from the left Pantaloon, Harlequin, Columbine, Pierrot, the Doctor, and Scapin—were stock characters in commedia dell’arte theatre troupes, popularized in sixteenth-century Italy.

Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater (1695–1736), Procession of Italian Comedians, 1713–36. Oil on canvas (lined), 29 1/4 × 23 3/8 in. (74.3 × 59.4 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

While you’re at home, the Frick welcomes you into our home. Though the Collection is closed, our galleries are open virt...
03/31/2020

While you’re at home, the Frick welcomes you into our home. Though the Collection is closed, our galleries are open virtually, around the clock and around the globe. Visit frick.org/virtualtours to take a virtual tour today. #MuseumFromHome

Fragonard Room, 2014, The Frick Collection, New York

03/30/2020
Judy Sund: "The Essence of Earthiness: Van Gogh's Peasants"

Happy birthday to Vincent van Gogh who was born 167 years ago today. 🎂 In 2012–13, the Frick was lent van Gogh's "Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)" by the Norton Simon Museum as part of the two institutions' ongoing exchange program. The exhibition marked the first time that the painting had left its home institution in forty years.

Rediscover the work in this Frick lecture—presented in conjunction with the past exhibition—by van Gogh scholar Judy Sund of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Find hundreds of other Frick lectures and educational videos at youtube.com/FrickCollection.

Judy Sund of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York presents: Judy Sund: "The Essence of Earthiness: Van Gogh's Peasants"'s Peasants: The Ess...

Francisco de Goya was born on this day in 1746. Celebrate with this portrait by Goya of Don Pedro, a wealthy Spanish nob...
03/30/2020

Francisco de Goya was born on this day in 1746. Celebrate with this portrait by Goya of Don Pedro, a wealthy Spanish nobleman, who was one of Goya's most faithful patrons. The portrait illustrates a benign and keen-witted man; his lips are parted, as if in conversation.

The Frick possess five works by Goya. Discover them all at bit.ly/3bBr6GP.

Francisco de Goya (1746–1828), Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna, ca. 1790s. Oil on canvas, 44 1/2 × 32 3/4 in. (113 × 83.2 cm). The #FrickCollection, New York

Our next #FrickPick feature is "The Choice Between Virtue and Vice" by sixteenth-century artist Paolo Veronese. The pain...
03/29/2020

Our next #FrickPick feature is "The Choice Between Virtue and Vice" by sixteenth-century artist Paolo Veronese. The painting illustrates Hercules's encounter with Vice, who offers a path of ease and pleasure, and Virtue, who shows him a rugged ascent leading to true happiness.

Admire the details of the work, including Vice's claws (which have torn the hero's stockings), the sphinx supporting her throne, and the color and splendor of the landscape and silks.

Which work in the collection would you like to see? Nominate your selection by using the hashtag: #FrickPick.

Paolo Veronese (Italian, 1528–1588), The Choice Between Virtue and Vice, ca. 1565. Oil on canvas, 86 1/4 x 66 3/4 in. (219.1 x 169.5 cm). Inscription: [HO]NOR ET VIRTUS/[P]OST MORTE FLORET (Honor and Virtue Flourish after Death)

03/28/2020
Limoges Enamels at The Frick Collection

Want to learn more about Henry Clay Frick's extraordinary collection of Limoges enamels? Join Ian Wardropper, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director of the Frick, for an introductory look at the collection.

Discover the #MuseumFromHome through a wealth of educational and engaging videos available at youtube.com/FrickCollection.

Ian Wardropper, Director of The Frick Collection, introduces a few highlights from Henry Clay Frick's important collection of forty-six Limoges enamels.

Suzanne de Court is the only known female enameler from sixteenth-century Limoges. Her initials “SC” are marked on this ...
03/28/2020

Suzanne de Court is the only known female enameler from sixteenth-century Limoges. Her initials “SC” are marked on this pair of saltcellars, which depict the story of Orpheus, as told in Ovid's Metamorphoses. These ornate objects likely were not used to hold salt, but were instead put on display during banquets.

This month the Frick has highlighted #5WomenArtists in the collection. Can you name them all? Show off your knowledge by listing them all in the comments. 🧠 #WomensHistoryMonth

Suzanne de Court, Pair of Saltcellars: Scenes from the Story of Orpheus, late 16th or early 17th century. Painted enamel on copper, partly gilded, H.: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm), diam.: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

All dressed up with nowhere to go. #CasualFriday #MuseumFromHome—Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830), Julia, Lady Peel, 1827...
03/27/2020

All dressed up with nowhere to go. #CasualFriday #MuseumFromHome

Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830), Julia, Lady Peel, 1827. Oil on canvas, 35 3/4 x 27 7/8 in. (90.8 x 70.8 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Raise your hand if you have been spending some extra bonding time with your pets this week. ✋Brownie, seen here with a y...
03/26/2020

Raise your hand if you have been spending some extra bonding time with your pets this week. ✋

Brownie, seen here with a young Helen Clay Frick, was perhaps the most documented of the Frick's household pets. Learn more about the historic Frick family through their letters, family albums, and household documents, which have been digitized and made available to the public at digitalcollections.frick.org. #FrickArchives

Portrait of Helen Clay Frick as a young girl with pet dog Brownie, September 21, 1893. Frick Family Photographs. Courtesy of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives. Photo: Dabbs, B.L.H., 1839–1899

Our community submitted their nominations and we listened! 🗣️👂Today, the Frick is kicking off our #FrickPick features wi...
03/25/2020

Our community submitted their nominations and we listened! 🗣️👂Today, the Frick is kicking off our #FrickPick features with one of the most requested works in the collection: Rembrandt's The Polish Rider.

The identity of the rider has puzzled many. Equestrian portraits were rare in seventeenth-century Dutch art and ordinarily would have featured a highly fashionable rider and a well bred horse. Instead, it is possible the painting portrays a character from history, literature, or a Biblical narrative, or that Rembrandt simply intended to represent a foreign soldier. Learn more about this curious work at bit.ly/2JehJRh.

Which Frick artworks would you like to see shared while the Collection is closed? Nominate your #FrickPick in the comments below.

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), The Polish Rider, ca. 1655. Oil on canvas, 46 x 53 1/8 in. (116.8 x 134.9 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Malvina Hoffman—a New York City native, renowned American sculptor, and student of Auguste Rodin—created this preparator...
03/24/2020

Malvina Hoffman—a New York City native, renowned American sculptor, and student of Auguste Rodin—created this preparatory plaster work of the Frick's daughter Helen in 1919. Hoffman's remarkable talent is apparent in her delicate treatment of Helen’s hair, gown, and pale eyes, which animate the face.

Curiously, the finished marble bust no longer exists. When this plaster work arrived at the Frick in 2016, it was accompanied by a cryptic note, believed to be in the artist's handwriting: “Carved in marble for Mr. Frick—destroyed by H. F. after her father’s d[eath].” The perplexing tag provides the only known account of the marble's destruction.

Follow along with the Frick through the end of the month, as we continue to highlight #5WomenArtists in the collection.

Malvina Cornell Hoffman (1887−1966), Bust of Helen Clay Frick, 1919. Plaster, 26 1/2 × 15 × 9 1/2 in. (67.3 × 38.1 × 24.1 cm). The Frick Collection, New York; gift of Lillian and Derek Ostergard in Honor of Margo Donahue dePeyster, 2016. Photo: George Koelle

03/23/2020
Virtual Tour | West Gallery

Explore the Frick at your fingertips with online tours available at frick.org/virtualtours. Today we take a closer look at the historic West Gallery. #MuseumFromHome

When the Frick family built their Fifth Avenue house, their art collection had grown so large that it required a grand viewing space. In place of a ballroom, Mr. Frick created this Picture Gallery, later renamed the West Gallery, which occupies the most commanding location in the house. The gallery’s design recalls those of English country houses and the royal salons of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

03/22/2020
Van Dyck, The Anatomy of Portraiture

Happy birthday to Flemish master Anthony van Dyck, who was born #onthisday in 1599. 🎂 Van Dyck is one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, and his supremely elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life — whether real or imagined — made him the favorite portraitist of many of the most powerful and interesting figures of the seventeenth century.

Let’s celebrate with a look back at the introductory video from the Frick’s 2016 exhibition ‘Van Dyck, The Anatomy of Portraiture.’

Continue to access the #MuseumFromHome with hundreds of videos, like this, available at youtube.com/frickcollection.

An introductory video for the exhibition 'Van Dyck, The Anatomy of Portraiture,' on view at The Frick Collection from March 2, 2016, through June 5, 2016.

03/21/2020
East Harlem School Poetry Project, Barometer Clock

The Frick recognizes #WorldPoetryDay with a look back at the East Harlem School Poetry Project. Talented young poets read original poems inspired by works of art at the Frick.

Tap into a wealth of educational content at youtube.com/frickcollection.

Watch students from the East Harlem School read original poems inspired by art at the Frick. The East Harlem School Poetry Project welcomes talented young po...

On #WorldPoetryDay we're sharing this detail of François Boucher's "The Arts and Sciences: Poetry and Music." 🕊️ The upp...
03/21/2020

On #WorldPoetryDay we're sharing this detail of François Boucher's "The Arts and Sciences: Poetry and Music." 🕊️ The upper portion, seen here, depicts a toddler composing poetry, surrounded by doves, swans, flowers, and a lyre. Painting children performing grown-up activities was popular in mid-eighteenth-century France, but no artist had more fun with it than Boucher.

François Boucher (1703–1770) and Workshop, The Arts and Sciences: Poetry and Music (detail), ca. 1760. Oil on canvas, 85 1/2 x 38 in. (217.2 x 96.5 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

#MuseumFromHome with The Frick Collection app!Peruse over 1,400 works of art in the collection on your own device.📱Save ...
03/20/2020

#MuseumFromHome with The Frick Collection app!

Peruse over 1,400 works of art in the collection on your own device.📱Save and send your favorite works to friends or listen to audio guides on individual objects and galleries. Visit frick.org/app to get started. #MuseTech

03/19/2020
Magnolia Trees, 2018

Some colorful content for your feed. 🌸 Enjoy a serene snapshot of springtime at the Frick, featuring our Fifth Avenue magnolia trees.

Continue to access the #MuseumFromHome with hundreds of videos, like this, available at youtube.com/frickcollection.

Spring has sprung. 🌼 Admire these blooming florets on works in the collection, from porcelain and paintings to textiles....
03/19/2020

Spring has sprung. 🌼 Admire these blooming florets on works in the collection, from porcelain and paintings to textiles.

While the museum is closed, visitors can access our collection and look closer at these floral masterworks and more at collections.frick.org or on The Frick Collection app.

Dogs, deer, and hare—oh my! 🐕🦌🐰We challenge you to take a closer look at this Flemish tapestry and identify other recogn...
03/18/2020

Dogs, deer, and hare—oh my! 🐕🦌🐰

We challenge you to take a closer look at this Flemish tapestry and identify other recognizable creatures, objects, or motifs. Comment the emoji of your find below. #MuseumFromHome

Deer Hunt with Archer, Flemish (Brussels?), Late Sixteenth or Early Seventeenth Century, ca. 1580−1620. Weft-tapestry technique with dyed wool and silk on warps of undyed wool. 7 15/16 × 6 3/16 ft. (95 × 74 in.). The Frick Collection, New York

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Although the museum is closed, you can still enjoy a selection of Ireland-inspired artworks in ...
03/17/2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Although the museum is closed, you can still enjoy a selection of Ireland-inspired artworks in the #FrickPhotoArchive, like this photographic record of "View of St. Patrick's Close, Dublin" by Walter F. Osborne, in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland.

The photo archive is a resource for scholars and art-lovers alike who wish to digitally discover artworks around the world. 🌍 Dive into the archives at digitalcollections.frick.org.

Black and white photographic reproduction of "View of St. Patrick's Close, Dublin" by Walter Frederick Osborne (Irish, 1859-1903). Oil on canvas, 69 x 51 cm. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library

03/17/2020
Making a Medal Using the Sand Casting Process

The Frick has canceled all planned public events, but there's no need to fret! Enjoy the #MuseumFromHome with hundreds of engaging and educational videos available on our YouTube channel.

Today we offer this illuminating video, which describes and illustrates the process of making a medal, known as sand casting.

This video, produced in conjunction with the exhibition “The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals,” describes th...

Beatrice Godwin Whistler (1857−1896) was an accomplished artist. She worked with her husband, James McNeill Whistler, an...
03/16/2020

Beatrice Godwin Whistler (1857−1896) was an accomplished artist. She worked with her husband, James McNeill Whistler, and created this lithograph based on his “Count Robert de Montesquiou” in 1892.

Can you name #5WomenArtists in The Frick Collection? Follow along with the Frick through March to discover women artists represented in the collection.

Beatrice Godwin Whistler, Count Robert de Montesquiou, after James McNeil Whistler (1834–1903), ca. 1892. Lithograph printed in black ink on paper. 7 11/16 x 3 1/8 in. (19.5 x 7.9 cm)

03/15/2020

The museum is closed, but you can still get your fill of the Frick via our virtual web tours at frick.org/virtualtours. Today we're exploring the Boucher Room. #MuseumFromHome

Did you know, the Boucher Room was not part of the original Frick house? The painted panels and decorative elements on view were moved to their present location from Mrs. Frick's private boudoir on the second floor when the home was converted into a museum in the 1930s. The footprint of the room was created by combining the former ladies’ dressing room, part of the butler’s pantry, and the adjoining silver safe.

Imagine the soothing sound of waves as you enjoy this #MuseumMomentofZen.—James Whitney Fosburgh (1910−1978), View of Mo...
03/14/2020

Imagine the soothing sound of waves as you enjoy this #MuseumMomentofZen.

James Whitney Fosburgh (1910−1978), View of Montauk, 20th century. Oil on canvas, 33 15/16 x 39 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (86.2 x 99.7 x 8.9 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

In response to heightened concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 and the health and well-being of our public, the F...
03/12/2020

In response to heightened concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 and the health and well-being of our public, the Frick is closing its galleries and library, effective today. In addition, the museum is canceling all planned public events, lectures, and concerts. Anyone wishing a refund for these events or programs may contact the institution directly. This precautionary measure reflects our commitment to ensuring the safety of our visitors, researchers, and staff. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and recommendations of public health officials. For more information and updates, visit frick.org/visit/coronavirus.

In celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth, the Frick is showcasing five remarkable women artists who are represented in our ...
03/11/2020

In celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth, the Frick is showcasing five remarkable women artists who are represented in our iconic collection. Elizabeth Shoumatoff, the artist behind this pencil and watercolor work, was a Russian-American painter known for her paintings of influential figures of the twentieth century, including a number of U.S. presidents. #5WomenArtists

See this portrait of Mrs. Adelaide Frick by the artist, on view in the Boucher Room at The Frick Collection.

Elizabeth Shoumatoff (1888–1980), Portrait of Mrs. Henry Clay Frick (detail), 1959. Pencil and watercolor on cardboard, 14 3/8 x 12 3/16 in. (36.5 x 31 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Sign up for Spring Book Club! 📗 Join the #FrickLibrary on Saturday, March 28, at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the widely acclai...
03/09/2020

Sign up for Spring Book Club! 📗 Join the #FrickLibrary on Saturday, March 28, at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the widely acclaimed novel "How to Be Both" by Ali Smith. Learn more about the book and sign up to attend at bit.ly/38EWKBs.

Copies of the book are available in the Reading Room of the Frick Art Reference Library.

Photo: George Koelle

03/08/2020
Comtesse d'Haussonville | What's Her Story?

It's #InternationalWomensDay! What's more, 2020 is also the one-hundredth anniversary of the nineteenth amendment, which granted millions of women in the U.S. the right to vote. 🗳️ The Frick is celebrating with a series of videos, released monthly throughout the year, which honor the stories of women who made, appeared in, collected, or took care of art in this collection.

Frick Curator Aimee Ng is kicking the series off with a look at "Comtesse d'Haussonville" by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. #WhatsHerStory

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780−1867), Comtesse d'Haussonville, 1845. Oil on canvas, 51 7/8 × 36 1/4 in. (131.8 × 92.1 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

The year 2020 commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of women’s right to vote across the United States. The Frick is celebrating with a series of videos ...

Spending our Saturday with Sir Edwin Landseer's otterhounds. 🐕"The Otterhounds" is more than a simple study of animal an...
03/07/2020

Spending our Saturday with Sir Edwin Landseer's otterhounds. 🐕

"The Otterhounds" is more than a simple study of animal anatomy. This watercolor and gouache work demonstrates Landseer's sensitivity to each dog's individuality: from their distinctive poses down to the brushstrokes that define their uniquely shaggy coats.

This #FrickCollection artist was born on this day in 1802. Learn more about the work at bit.ly/2Twvd0N.

Edwin Landseer (1802−1873), Otterhounds, 1838−44. Watercolor and gouache on wove paper with graphite framing lines, 11 1/2 x 17 7/8 in. (29.2 x 45.5 cm). The Frick Collection, New York; bequest of Charles A. Ryskamp, 2010

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