An exhibition of approximately one hundred works by John Constable (1776–1837) was devoted to his primary interest, landscape. The assembled group, spanning the artist's entire career, came from a private collection; virtually none of the works had been previously shown in this country.
This week, Frick curator Aimee Ng hosts us at her apartment for "Cocktails with a Curator." She tells us the story of one of John Constable's favorite and monumental paintings, 'The White Horse.' Aimee shares Constable's inventive sketches and his nostalgic memories of the English countryside. Tonight's drink is Gin and Dubonnet, reportedly Queen Elizabeth II's cocktail of choice.
Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, introduces the exhibition Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, on view in the East Gallery through February 1, 2015.