Esmée Quodbach

Quodbach is the Assistant to the Director of the Center for the History of Collecting in America.

Link to video of Esmée Quodbach lecture

Esmée Quodbach, Assistant Director, Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library presents her lecture, “Never a dull picture”: John G. Johnson Collects Flemish Art" on Saturday, May 14, 2016. This lecture is part of the symposium 'America and the Art of Flanders: Collecting Paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Their Circles' presented by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, 2016.

Link to video of Stephen Bury and Esmee Quodbach welcoming remarks

Welcome and opening remarks from Stephen Bury, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian, Frick Art Reference Library, and Esmée Quodbach, Assistant Director, Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library. This video introduces a series of lectures from the symposium 'America and the Art of Flanders: Collecting Paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Their Circles' presented by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, 2016.

three Vermeer oil paintings, including, man and woman seated at open window, woman handing paper to seated woman, and man standing over the shoulder of seated woman, circa 1600s

Frick’s Vermeers Reunited

June 3, 2008 to November 23, 2008

Particularly beloved among the paintings at The Frick Collection are its three works by Johannes Vermeer (1632– 1675), Officer and Laughing Girl(left), Mistress and Maid (center), and Girl Interrupted at Her Music (right).These rare canvases were purchased by Henry Clay Frick before his death in 1919. This summer, the institution offers visitors their first opportunity in nearly ten years to examine the paintings together on one wall.