Henry Clay Frick: The New York Residence

archway at foot of interior staircase and organ screen

Main Staircase and Organ Screen. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with plush chairs, short bookcases, urns, paintings

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with wood floor, paintings in panels, chairs, chandelier

Fragonard Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with tables with chairs, piano, paintings

Henry Clay Frick's Sitting Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

hallway with seating, paintings, columns, doorway

South Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with short bookcases, chairs, paintings

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with wood, paintings in panels, table, chandelier, fireplace

Fragonard Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior, tables with chairs, piano

Henry Clay Frick's Sitting Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

hallway with columns, painting and doorway

South Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior gallery with couches, chair, rug

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with wood floor, paintings in panels, table, urns and seats

Fragonard Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with lounge and fireplace and table

Guest Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with chairs, paintings, sculpture, open door

Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with table, small sculptures, paintings, chair

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

staircase with intricate railing, arch below and organ

Main Staircase and Second Floor Landing. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with bed with canopy and chair at desk

Guest Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

print of man seated with book over lap, framed with text

Bookplate, engraved by Timothy Cole, 1929.

interior of large room with plush chairs and tall windows

Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior of gallery with skylight, paintings, tables

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with bench seating, fireplace and columns

Second Floor Landing. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with desk at window, bookcase, hanging portrait

Helen Clay Frick's Sitting Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

view through trees of building across street in city

The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

view from window of grass, trees, archway

Fifth Avenue Garden, taken from the window of the Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior of gallery with skylight, tables, paintings, sculptures

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

hallway with chairs, small tables, sconces, paintings

Second Floor Hallway. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with sofa and two plush chairs, fireplace, lamps

Helen Clay Frick's Sitting Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

outdoor open gate leading through to archway

Carriage entrance on 70th Street. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

view from window of grass, trees and archway

Fifth Avenue Garden, taken from the window of the Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior of gallery, paintings, rug, and double door

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with bed near curtain, chairs of varying sizes

Adelaide Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior of room, bed with post, lounge, fireplace

Guest Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with staircase to left and archway over doors to outside

Main Entrance Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior of large room with plush chairs, couch, tables, paintings

Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior of gallery with couch, chair, paintings

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with dresser, chairs, chandelier, desk

Adelaide Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior of room with desk, chair with pillows, lounge

Adelaide Frick's Boudoir. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

short hall with seating, paintings, urns, and door to outside

West Vestibule. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

courtyard view from window

Interior Courtyard, taken from the window of the Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior of galley with large skylight, couch and chair

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with vanity, tub, sink, toilet

Adelaide Frick's Bathroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior of room with desk, chairs, cabinets

Adelaide Frick's Boudoir. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with chairs at table in center, lighting fixture above,  paintings

Dining Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

courtyard

Interior Courtyard, taken from the window of the Living Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with table, glass case, chairs, paintings

Enamels Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with bed near curtains, chairs and large lounge

Adelaide Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior of room with table, chairs, mirror, lounge, fireplace, paintings

Adelaide Frick's Boudoir. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with chairs at table in center, lighting fixture, paintings, large windows

Dining Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with plush chairs, short bookcases, paintings

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with table and tall glass cases

Enamels Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with bed and two plush chairs at fireplace

Helen Clay Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

black and white photo of interior with table and chairs and fireplace

Breakfast Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927

interior with chairs at table in center, lighting fixture, paintings

Dining Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with chairs, bookcases, paintings

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

rectangular gallery with large skylight

West Gallery. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with vanity and small paintings on wall, bed with post

Helen Clay Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

black and white photo of interior with table and chairs

Breakfast Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927

interior with chairs at table in center, lighting fixture above

Dining Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with bookcases, urns, busts, chairs and couch

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with fireplace and paintings

Henry Clay Frick's Office. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with bed with canopy, chandelier, painting on wall

Henry Clay Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

room with chairs around table

Breakfast Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927

interior with chairs at table, chairs along wall, paintings

Dining Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

view from doorway of outdoor walkway and columns

Loggia, Fifth Avenue Garden. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with fireplace, paintings, filing cabinet

Henry Clay Frick's Office. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with bed with canopy, dresser and mirror

Henry Clay Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

staircase railing and organ in view through archway

Organ Niche and Main Staircase. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with chairs, bookcases, desk

Library. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with white door and bookcases

Henry Clay Frick's Office. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with plush chair and sofa, portrait hanging over fireplace

Henry Clay Frick's Bedroom. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

staircase with intricate railing, organ under archway

Organ Niche and Main Staircase. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

outdoor walkway with columns alongside garden

Loggia, Fifth Avenue Garden. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

hallway with busts, chairs, large door with statues on either side

North Hall. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

interior with tables, books, chairs, piano

Henry Clay Frick's Sitting Room. The Frick Residence, New York, 1927.

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At the time of Frick's death in 1919, he willed to the public his New York residence and all of its contents, including art, furniture, and decorative objects, as a museum. This album of photographs, all taken in 1927 by Frick Art Reference Library photographer Ira W. Martin, represents the earliest known photographic documentation of the interior of the house at 1 East 70th Street. Four years later after these photographs were taken on the death of Frick's wife, Adelaide, the trustees of The Frick Collection began the transformation of the house into a museum. The Frick Collection opened to the public in 1935.

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