Introduction to the exhibition The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya by Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection. The exhibition will be at The Frick Collection from October 5, 2010, through January 9, 2011.
Goya’s understated portrait of the woman known as María Martínez de Puga, acquired by Henry Clay Frick in 1914, was the inspiration for The Frick Collection’s special exhibition Goya’s Last Works. It was the first show in the United States to concentrate exclusively on the final phase of Goya’s long career — the years of the artist’s voluntary exile in Bordeaux from 1824 to 1828. Fifty-one examples of Goya’s final production were borrowed from public and private European and North American collections.