Norton Simon Museum

Before its presentation at The Frick Collection for the exhibition, Van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) traveled from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where it was examined by a team of paintings conservators. The results of this close look at the painting and the details it revealed about the artist's technique are presented in this video, which is also accessible in the Frick's Media Room through January 20, 2013.

Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, offers an introduction to van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) and the context in which it was created. The video will be on view in the Music Room at the Frick during the run of the exhibition.

Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)

October 30, 2012 to January 20, 2013

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) painted his Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) in August 1888 during a highly productive fifteen-month stay in Arles in southern France. The opportunity to display this work in New York was the result of a special exchange program between the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, and The Frick Collection and marked the first time in forty years that the painting had left its home institution.

The Frick Collection is pleased to present a selection of five masterpieces of European painting from the highly acclaimed Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California on view in the Oval Room from February 10 through May 10, 2009. Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection introduces this exhibition.

The Frick Collection is pleased to present a selection of five masterpieces of European painting from the highly acclaimed Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California on view in the Oval Room from February 10 through May 10, 2009. Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection discusses this exhibition.

The Aldrovandi Dog was painted by Guercino around 1625. Although the dog's name has been lost to time, we know that Count Filippo Maria Aldrovandi (1598-1644) owned the white and brindle mastiff because its elaborate leather collar bears the Aldrovandi coat of arms. It is part of the special exhibition Masterpieces of European Painting from the Norton Simon Museum, at The Frick Collection through May 10, 2009.

Assistant Curator Margaret Iacono discusses Bartolomé Esteban Murillo's painting "The Birth of Saint John the Baptist," from the exhibition Masterpieces of European Painting from the Norton Simon Museum on display at The Frick Collection through May 10, 2009.

Masterpieces of European Painting from the Norton Simon Museum

February 10, 2009 to May 10, 2009 The Frick Collection presented a selection of five masterpieces of European painting from the highly acclaimed Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. The exhibition, on view in the Oval Room from February 10 through May 10, 2009, afforded New York and East Coast audiences the occasion to see superb masterworks from the collections of the Norton Simon Art Foundation and The Norton Simon Foundation, a very special opportunity as both institutions generally do not allow their works to travel.