Thomas Gainsborough

Closer Look: Gainsborough’s “Grace Dalrymple Elliott”

video still of Besmira Rraci standing in front of painting of woman

In this episode of Closer Look, Besmira Rraci, Ayesha Bulchandani Education Intern, discusses Thomas Gainsborough’s "Grace Dalrymple Elliott," on display on the fourth floor of Frick Madison. Besmira unveils the identity of this blushing sitter while emphasizing how the aesthetic choices of her depiction communicate her multifaceted life. This is the first episode in a series of three, featuring the Education Department's 2022 summer interns each taking an in-depth look at one object in our collection.

Cocktails with a Curator: Gainsborough's 'Grace Dalrymple Elliott'

video still of Aimee Ng and oil painting of woman with bow tied under her chin

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” Curator Aimee Ng studies Thomas Gainsborough’s scandalous portrait of Grace Dalrymple Elliott. Discover why this painting met with a negative reception when it was shown at the Royal Academy in 1782. Mrs. Elliott later moved to France, where she lived through the Reign of Terror and died in 1823 in the outskirts of Paris. This week’s complementary cocktail is the Pimm’s Cup, a traditional summer drink in Britain.

Cocktail Recipe

Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery

Link to introductory video for the exhibition 'Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery'

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.