Introduction

Henry Clay Frick’s admiration for Dutch Golden Age pictures makes The Frick Collection a fitting setting for this exhibition of extraordinary seventeenth-century Dutch paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands.

The fifteen paintings on display are among the most important in the Mauritshuis’s holdings. Johannes Vermeer’s celebrated Girl with a Pearl Earring is the sole work on view in the Oval Room. Paintings by Frans Hals, Pieter Claesz, Rembrandt, Gerard ter Borch, Carel Fabritius, Jan Steen, Jacob van Ruisdael, Nicolaes Maes, and Adriaen Coorte can be seen in the adjacent East Gallery.

Visitors are also encouraged to view the three Vermeer paintings in the Frick’s permanent collection, which are grouped together in the West Gallery, along with other northern masterpieces from the Frick’s collection.

Rob and Nick Carter’s Transforming Still Life Painting  (2012), a film inspired by an Old Master painting, is on view in the Multimedia Room, located off the east side of the Garden Court.