Rare Houdon Work on Loan to The Frick Collection

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Director Anne L. Poulet announces the loan to The Frick Collection of a stunning work by sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741–1828). The exquisite marble relief, The Dead Thrush (La grive morte), 1782, from The Horvitz Collection, Boston, has recently been placed on display in the North Hall across from the portrait of the Marquis de Miromesnil (1777), also by Houdon. There the relief may be viewed in proximity to Jean-Étienne Liotard’s Trompe L’Oeil (1771), a painting closely related to it in style.

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Friday, September 23, 2005