Six Paintings from the Former Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney on Loan from the Greentree Foundation
Over half a century, John Hay Whitney and his wife Betsey Cushing Whitney assembled one of the finest American collections of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art. After Mr. Whitney's death in 1982, most of the collection was given to The Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery, and additional significant gifts of major paintings were made to these institutions following Mrs. Whitney's death in 1998. Yet another group of pictures was left to the Greentree Foundation, which on occasion makes them available to museums. The works traveling to The Frick Collection are to be displayed for a period of one year and are on view in the Garden Court through July 29, 2001. Those artists represented are Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875), Édouard Manet (1832-1883), Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), and Odilon Redon (1840-1916).