Single Picture Loan Exhibition

pencil sketch of man playing a violin
Degas's Violinist
November 27, 1972 to March 29, 1974

A single loan exhibition of Edgar Degas's Violinist, a study for The Frick Collection'sThe Rehearsal,  in memory of Harry D.M. Grier (1914–1972), former director of The Frick Collection. The loan was extended after the drawing's initial display in the H.D.M. Grier Memorial Loan Exhibition (November 1972).

impressionistic painting of flower garden
Vincent van Gogh, Flowering Garden
January 10, 1992 to January 10, 1994

Vincent van Gogh's luminous landscape, Flowering Garden, executed by the artist at Arles in the summer of 1888, was placed on loan by a private foundation for a two-year period. Flowering Garden is a large vertical canvas depicting the flat expanse of a field of flowers, framed on the right by the wall of a farmhouse and trees, and at the high horizon by a line of low farm buildings with red-tiled roofs.

Painting of pastoral estate by a river lined with trees.
Mortlake Terrace: Turner’s Companion Pieces Reunited
October 8, 1996 to May 11, 1997

On loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Joseph Mallord William Turner's Mortlake Terrace, Summer’s Evening of 1827 hung for six months beside its companion piece, The Frick Collection's Mortlake Terrace: Early Summer Morning, executed a year earlier. Both were painted for William Moffatt and depict The Limes, Moffatt's home overlooking the Thames at Mortlake, near Kew Gardens to the west of central London.

Painting of a half-length woman wearing a round headdress, big blue sleeves, and holding a white fan
The Poetry of Parmigianino’s “Schiava Turca”
May 13, 2014 to July 20, 2014

Born in Parma and known as Parmigianino after his native city, Francesco Mazzola (1503–1540) lived only thirty-seven years, yet his eloquent, innovative art inspired his contemporaries to name him “Raphael reborn” and praise him as one of the greatest painters of his age. During his short life, Parmigianino was especially esteemed for his portraits. Today his Schiava Turca, an exquisite depiction of a young woman, is an icon in the city of Parma and admired as an expression of ideal female beauty in the tradition of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa.

A Beautiful and Grace Manner: The Art of Parmigianino, January 27 through April 18, 2004
close up of painting of monarch wearing intricate red garb and white lace collar
The King at War: Velázquez’s Portrait of Philip IV, October 26 2010 through January 23, 2011