Sketch of Issac blessing Jacob in brown and grey tones.
Rembrandt’s Drawings and Prints in The Frick Collection
January 9, 1969 to April 21, 1969

The Frick Collection held an exhibition of thirteen works by Rembrandt as part of a series of exhibitions of drawings and prints belonging to The Frick Collection. Three drawings acquired by Henry Clay Frick in 1913 were included, as well as ten prints purchased between 1915 and 1919.

Drawing of a park with trees and sculpture features.
Drawings by Fragonard in North American Collections
April 21, 1979 to June 3, 1979

The Frick Collection presented an exhibition entitled "Fragonard Drawings in North American Collections," previously shown at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and at the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge. This important and beautiful exhibition, curated by Eunice Williams, Assistant Curator of Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum, was comprised of sixty-three drawings by Fragonard, along with a few comparative examples of work by contemporary French artists.

Painting of black horse head with black leather and brass bridle
Adolph Menzel, 1815–1905: Master Drawings from East Berlin
September 11, 1990 to November 18, 1990

An exhibition of seventy-eight drawings and watercolors lent from the Nationalgalerie in East Berlin, which holds over 4,000 of the extant Menzel drawings. This survey of the great German master's career was the first exhibition devoted to his work in the United States.

detail of painting depicting four military musicians playing wind instruments surrounding two stacked drums.
Drawings and Watercolors of Thomas Rowlandson
February 6, 1990 to April 8, 1990

A loan exhibition of watercolors and drawings by the celebrated eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. The eighty-four works in this exhibition were drawn from forty international collections both public and private. Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) was a colorful personality and a versatile and prolific artist best known for portraying aristocrats and the English middle class with an eye for comic incident.

Sketch of the back view of a reclining woman
From Pontormo to Seurat: Drawings Recently Acquired by The Art Institute of Chicago
April 23, 1991 to July 7, 1991

An exibition of some sixty drawings recently acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago. The drawings included a wide range of works from many countries and periods, including superb examples by such well-known masters as Annibale Carracci, Hubert Robert, Gainsborough, Gericault, Monet, Redon, and Renoir. Among them were also two exceptionally fine landscapes by Claude Lorrain, a brooding, dark self-portrait by Joseph Wright of Derby, and an early Delacroix figure study which might almost be taken for one by Degas.

Drawing of shipyard with large anchors laying on their sides in the foreground.
The Golden Age of Danish Art: Drawings from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
June 13, 1995 to August 13, 1995

American audiences were offered their first comprehensive introduction to drawings and watercolors from the "Golden Age" of Danish art (1815–48) at The Frick Collection. The selection of seventy-two examples from the rich holdings of Denmark's premier art museum included portraits, landscapes, city views, genre and mythological scenes by eleven of the nation's finest artists.

Catalogue cover with italian old master drawing as the background.
Italian Old Master Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation
October 28, 1996 to January 19, 1997

An exhibition of more than fifty Italian Old Master drawings selected from the Ratjen Foundation in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Unfamiliar to American audiences, these drawings were assembled over three decades by Dr. Wolfgang Ratjen, who established the foundation to provide a permanent home for his collection. Works in the exhibition spanned some 250 years, beginning with Guilo Romano in the first half of the sixteenth century, continuing with a strong preference for baroque and rococo sketches, and ending with a few neoclassical studies from the late eighteenth century.

Landscape painting of mountains with trees in the foreground
Romantics, Neoclassicists, Realists: European Drawings from the Stanford University Museum of Art
March 14, 1995 to May 14, 1995

The Stanford Museum collection of drawings was one of the largest such university collections in the country, distinguished particularly for its holdings in works from the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

closeup of red and black chalk drawing of woman reclining in lounge
Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection, October 6, 2009, through January 10, 2010