Foundation for Italian Art & Culture

Special Loan: Raphael's Fornarina

December 2, 2004 to February 3, 2005

From December 2004 through January 2005, in collaboration with the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, The Frick Collection displayed La Fornarina by Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520) from the National Gallery of Art at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome. Painted around 1518 and signed by the artist, this celebrated work has never before been exhibited in the United States.

Special Loan: Parmigianino's Antea: A Beautiful Artifice

January 29, 2008 to May 1, 2008 Parmigianino’s Antea was on view at The Frick Collection beginning January 29, on special loan from the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples. It is the first time the painting was exhibited in the United States in more than twenty years. Although a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance female portraiture, little is known about the painting: its date is not firmly established nor is it clear why or for whom the portrait was painted. Even the sitter’s identity is a mystery.