Past Exhibition: Venice/Paris

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Venice/Paris (Guardi, Whistler, and Meryon)
March 23, 1989 to June 18, 1989
Painting of regatta on a Venetian canal

An exhibition focusing on the cities of Venice and Paris as depicted in paintings, drawings, and prints in The Frick Collection. The exhibition included two canvases depicting scenes of Venice by Francesco Guardi that are normally displayed in the main reading room of the Frick Art Reference Library; three pastels of Venetian subjects by J.A.M. Whistler; the twelve etchings that comprised Whistler’s First Venice Set; and thirteen etchings by Charles Meryon providing vivid images of Paris as it appeared in the mid-nineteenth century.  A photograph of Henry Clay Frick and his family in Venice in 1889, lent by the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, served to recall his visits to that city.

Francesco Guardi, Regatta in Venice, c. 1770. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection, New York

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