Spring Media Alert: Masterpieces of European Painting from Dulwich Picture Gallery, March 9, 2010, through May 30, 2010
The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the loan of nine European paintings from Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, one of the major collections of Old Master pictures in the world, particularly of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The exhibition, which heralds the Gallery’s bicentenary in 2011, presents an exciting opportunity to introduce American audiences to this institution’s collection through nine of its greatest paintings. Indeed, this exceptional group of works, to be shown exclusively at the Frick from March 9 through May 30, 2010, includes signature masterpieces that seldom travel, many of which have not been on view in the United States in recent years, and, in some cases, never in New York City. Featured are Anthony Van Dyck’s Samson and Delilah, c. 1619–20; Nicolas Poussin’s Nurture of Jupiter, c. 1636–37; Rembrandt van Rijn’s Girl at a Window, 1645; Peter Lely’s Nymphs by a Fountain, c. 1650; Gerrit Dou’s Woman Playing a Clavichord, c. 1665; Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s Flower Girl, c. 1665; Jean-Antoine Watteau’s Les Plaisirs du bal, c. 1717; Canaletto’s Old Walton Bridge, 1754; and Thomas Gainsborough’s Elizabeth and Mary Linley―Linley Sisters, 1771–1772.