October 25, 1997 to January 25, 1998
With extraordinary generosity, the Musée du Louvre loaned one of the most celebrated icons of French art: Nicolas Poussin's The Arcadian Shepherds. This image of four shepherds solemnly meditating over the inscription they have discovered on a tomb — Et in Arcadia Ego (“Even in Arcadia [there] am I”) — has come to be regarded as the quintessence of the art of Poussin (1594-1665). It has been copied, imitated, and evoked by numerous artists, and discussed by connoisseurs, historians, and writers since it was acquired by Louis XIV for the French royal collections in 1685.
Exhibitions presented at The Frick Collection from 1998-95.
Francois-Marius Granet: Watercolors from the Musée Granet at Aix-en-Provence, November 21, 1988 – January 15, 1989 (with catalog).
Henry Clay Frick, The Young Collector, June 7 – August 7, 1988 (with checklist).