Fragonard’s Progress of Love at The Frick Collection

An invaluable and engaging resource on the sequence and meaning of the panels in the series, the book explores the history of the work from its conception in France to its rediscovery by two great American collectors more than one hundred years later and tells the fascinating story of how the group of canvases found a permanent home in the New York City mansion of Henry Clay Frick, where the museum's visitors enjoy them today. The tale, however, has resonance and appeal beyond the walls of the institution. A study of these beautiful panels offers a window into the complex world of art and architectural taste-makers and patronage in eighteenth-century France, as well as the history of collecting in Europe and America during the two centuries that followed their creation.

The richly illustrated book features more than 135 color images of the masterpiece and details thereof, much of it new photography; as well as archival and contemporary views of the rooms that Fragonard's series has occupied, plans, original sketches, and comparative images.

Colin B. Bailey, Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Curator
192 pages, illlustrated
The Frick Collection in association with D.Giles Limited
Softcover
Non-Member Price:$25.00
Member Price:$22.50
Hardcover
Non-Member Price:$44.95
Member Price:$40.46