2010

Exhibitions presented at The Frick Collection during 2010.

Masterpieces of European Painting from Dulwich Picture Gallery

March 9, 2010 to May 30, 2010 Dulwich Picture Gallery holds one of the world's major collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century paintings. The exhibition, which heralds the Gallery’s bicentenary in 2011, reintroduces American audiences to this institution’s collection through an exceptional group of works, to be shown exclusively at the Frick through May 30, 2010.

Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop

September 15, 2009 to January 17, 2010 Although it was not until 2008 that the first piece of maiolica entered The Frick Collection, it was an extraordinary debut: a large dish painted with a narrative scene, oristoriato, inspired by Marcantonio Raimondi's print after The Judgment of Paris by Raphael. This scene is surrounded by colorful grotesques delicately painted on a white ground, a specialty of the renowned workshop of Orazio Fontana in Urbino, to which the best pieces are usually attributed.

The King at War: Velázquez's Portrait of Philip IV

October 26, 2010 to January 23, 2011 Painted at the height of Velázquez's career, the Frick's King Philip IV of Spain (1644) is one of the artist's consummate achievements. Contemporary chronicles as well as bills and invoices in Spanish archives indicate that it was painted in a makeshift studio only a few miles from the frontlines of a battle, and that it was completed in just three sittings. The work, which shows its subject dressed in military costume, an atypical depiction, was sent to Madrid where it was used during a victory celebration.

The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya

October 5, 2010 to January 9, 2011 The greatest Spanish draftsmen from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century — Ribera, Murillo, and Goya, among them — created works of dazzling idiosyncrasy. These diverse drawings, which may be broadly characterized as possessing a specifically "Spanish manner," will be the subject of an exclusive exhibition at The Frick Collection in the fall of 2010.

Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection

October 6, 2009 to January 10, 2010 Frederik Johannes Lugt (1884–1970) was a Dutch art historian, connoisseur, and collector.

From Mansion to Museum: The Frick Collection Celebrates Seventy-Five Years

June 22, 2010 to September 5, 2010 It was the desire of Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) that his extraordinary art collection and magnificent home at 1 East 70 Street be opened as a museum following his family's period of residence. After the death of his wife, Adelaide, in 1931, the mansion, built in 1913–14 by Thomas Hastings (1860–1929) of Carrère and Hastings, underwent further construction in order to transform it into a space suitable as a public institution.