Living Hall

In this room, Thomas Hastings and Sir Charles Allom achieved a splendid setting for the remarkable works of art it still contains. Striking portraits by Holbein, El Greco, Titian, and a masterpiece by Bellini hang against oak-paneled walls to create the feeling of an Italian Renaissance room. In company with the paintings are pieces of French eighteenth century furniture, Italian Renaissance bronzes, and Chinese porcelains. The installation of paintings and furniture in the Living Hall appears today as it did in Mr. Frick’s lifetime.

Archival Photographs

  • photo of a room with chairs, chandelier, painting over fireplace, sculptures, circa 1927

    Living Hall, 1927

  • photo of room with chairs, couch, chandeliers, tables, sculptures, circa 1927

    Living Hall, 1927

  • photo of room with chairs, chandelier, windows, fireplace, circa 1927

    Living Hall, 1927

  • photo of room with white protective covering over furniture, walls and lighting fixture, circa 1933

    Living Hall during construction of The Frick Collection, 1933

  • photo of room with chairs, chandeliers, tables, sculptures, circa 1935

    Living Hall, 1935

  • photo of gallery room with chairs, chandeliers, tables, sculptures, paintings circa 1938

    Living Hall, 1938

  • photo of room with chairs, chandeliers, tables, sculptures, paintings circa 1938

    Living Hall, 1938

  • photo of room with paintings, fireplace, sculpture on table, circa 1940

    Living Hall, 1940

  • photo of room with paintings, fireplace, tables, chandeliers, circa 1952

    Living Hall, 1952