Technical Study and Research

The Conservation and Curatorial departments are currently working on the technical study of two French objects in The Frick Collection: Dressoir with Harpy Supports, Terms, and Strapwork Reliefs and the bronze sculpture Angel by Jean Barbet.

Analysis and research are being carried out to help us understand the method of fabrication, surface treatment, and previous conservation, as well as assist with dating the works. These types of studies are a collaborative effort between scholars, curators, scientists, and conservators.

Dressoir with Harpy Supports, Terms, and Strapwork Reliefs
French, 16th century
Walnut and pine
63 x 69 5/8 in. (160 x 176.9 cm)
Henry Clay Frick Bequest, 1916.5.86
   
Jean Barbet (active 1475–d. 1514)
Angel
1475
Bronze
46 11/16 in. (118.6 cm)
Purchased by The Frick Collection, 1943.2.82