Esmée Quodbach

Esmée Quodbach is the Assistant Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection. She has authored a number of publications on collectors and collecting and on the taste for seventeenth-century Dutch paintings, Rembrandt in particular. Her publications include an expanded issue of the Metropolitan Museum's Bulletin on the formation of the Metropolitan's collection of Dutch paintings (Yale University Press, 2007) and an essay on Henry Clay Frick as a major American collector of Rembrandts (The Frick Collection, 2011). In 2009, Quodbach was the organizer of a two-day symposium held at the Frick entitled Holland's Golden Age in America: Collecting the Art of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals. She is the editor of a volume of essays with the same title, to be published by Penn State University Press. This will be the first volume of a new series, The Frick Collection Studies in the History of Collecting, which will be co-published by Penn State University Press and the Center for the History of Collecting.

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Center for the History of Collecting