The Frick Collection
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), Symphony in Grey and Green: The Ocean, 1866, oil on canvas, The Frick Collection
Whistler Paintings in The Frick Collection

Symphony in Grey and Green: The Ocean
Podcast | Video

Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs Frances Leyland
Podcast | Video

Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder
Podcast | Video

Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux
Podcast | Video

Arrangement in Black and Gold: Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac
Podcast | Video

The five paintings from the popular recent exhibition of James McNeill Whistler will continue to be exhibited in the Oval Room.

For more information about Whistler in The Frick Collection, and for related podcasts and video, use the links at right for the recent exhibition: Portraits, Pastels, Prints: Whistler in The Frick Collection, June 2 through August 23, 2009.

Portraits, Pastels, Prints: Whistler in The Frick Collection in the Oval Room of The Frick Collection

Between 1914 and 1919, Henry Clay Frick acquired twenty works by James McNeill Whistler: five paintings, three pastels, and twelve prints, a remarkable ensemble that represents the breadth of Whistler’s artistic activity and testifies to Frick’s taste as a collector.

The museum’s four full-length portraits and single evocative seascape by Whistler are displayed in the Oval Room. During the exhibition, twelve etchings and three pastels from his Venetian sojourn of 1879–80 were brought together for the first time in more than twenty years and displayed in the museum’s Cabinet. Dating from 1866 to 1892, these works demonstrate the continuity of Whistler’s aesthetic concerns across three distinct media.

Link to the essay Portraits, Pastels, Prints, Whistler in The Frick Collection by Caitlin Ford Henningsen, Curatorial Assistant, as it appears in the The Frick Collection Members’ Magazine, Spring /Summer 2009.

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