Dutch

cover of exhibition catalog showing 18th century people standing on a beach with ships in the distance
Eighteenth-Century Dutch Watercolors from the Rijksmuseum Printroom, Amsterdam
September 13, 1993 to November 7, 1993

More than seventy watercolors from the print room of the Rijksmuseum were on view at The Frick Collection. The exhibition comprised supreme examples of one very special form of art from Holland's so-called Silver Age (1700–1800): the watercolor drawing. The selection made by Dr. J. W. Niemeijer, Emeritus Director of the print room and guest curator for the exhibition, introduced to the American public a chapter of Dutch art that was little known in this country.

Catalogue:

West Gallery Rembrandt

During Frick’s lifetime, the Rembrandt paintings were hung together on the north wall of the West Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

West Gallery, Frick Residence, 1927

 

 

 

 

 

West Gallery Vermeer

The three Vermeer paintings were hung in close proximity to one another along the same wall of the West Gallery.

Unfortunately, there were no photographs taken of the Frick Residence before Frick's death in 1919; however, these photographs taken in 1927 reflect the Frick residence as it was during his lifetime.

 

West Gallery, Frick Residence, 1927

 

Vermeer Invoice

M. Knoedler & Co. invoice for Vermeer’s Officer and Laughing Girl purchased by Henry Clay Frick on November 13, 1911, for $225,000. Bill Book No. 1, Henry Clay Frick Art Collection Files

Vermeer Girl Interrupted

Frick’s purchase of Portrait of a Young Artist ushered in a new phase of his collecting, which had previously focused on French academic and Barbizon painters. Just two years later, in 1901, Frick acquired Vermeer’s Girl Interrupted at Her Music

 

 

 

 

 

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), Girl Interrupted at Her Music, c. 1658-59

 

 

 

 

 

Rembrandt Portrait Young Artist

The Frick Collection contains exceptional Dutch works of its own, including three Vermeers and three Rembrandts, along with works by Hals, Cuyp, Hobbema, and Wouwerman. Henry Clay Frick's acquisition of Old Master paintings began with Rembrandt and ended with Vermeer. Frick acquired the Portrait of a Young Artist (now attributed to a follower of Rembrandt) through Arthur Tooth & Sons in 1899.

 

 

 

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Follower of) (1606 - 1669), Portrait of a Young Artist, 1650s

 

 

 

Dordrecht: Sunrise

Almost forty years later, Helen Clay Frick, Mr. Frick's daughter, visited the Netherlands again, this time compiling a detailed scrapbook describing her trip. On September 15, 1932, she passed through Dordrecht, the subject of a Cuyp painting in her father's collection.

 

 

 

Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691), Dordrecht: Sunrise, c. 1650

 

 

 

Travel Scrapbook 3

Several works depicted in Miss Frick's scrapbook are currently on view at The Frick Collection, including Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, Fabritius' The Goldfinch, seen here, and Steen's "As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young," seen on the preceding page.

 

 

 

 

 

Travel scrapbook from a trip to France and the Netherlands, 1932. Helen Clay Frick Papers, Series: Travel