Frick Collection Galleries now Feature an Important New Acquisition and Three Extended Loans

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closeup of painting of nude woman model in repose amongst draped clothing

Fall at The Frick Collection brings new exhibitions and catalogues (this October being no exception with the long-awaited Riccio show). However, visitors are already finding fresh enticement to visit the celebrated permanent collection galleries, where four additional works are now on view. The acquisition by gift of the museum’s first painting by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin was approved at a meeting of the Board of Trustees in September, and now this jewel-like canvas, The Private Academy, hangs in the North Hall. On view in the West Gallery are two long-term loans: Nicholas Poussin’s Hannibal Crossing the Alps and Francesco Guardi’s View of the Giudecca Canal and the Zattere, Venice, and in the Garden Court, visitors will find a dramatic, large-scale Meissen figure designed in the 1730s by the porcelain manufactory’s celebrated modeler Johann Gottleib Kirchner. Comments Director Anne Poulet, “We are pleased to offer our visitors the opportunity to enjoy four masterpieces by artists who are, for the most part, not otherwise represented in the permanent collection galleries of the Frick, works that are very much at home among the Old Master paintings and decorative arts gathered by Henry Clay Frick.”