photo of plaster bust of Helen Clay Frick

Margaret Iacono, Associate Research Curator, writes about a lost marble bust of Frick Art Reference founder Helen Clay Frick, by American sculptor Malvina Cornell Hoffman. A plaster model of the bust, a recent gift to the museum, represents an intriguing episode in Frick family history and provides a welcome opportunity to recall the career of a fascinating artist.

oil painting of man in ornate clothing, holding a thin staff in one hand, and paper in other

Director Ian Wardropper looks ahead to programs of the coming months and discusses the Frick’s inclusion in Apollo Magazine’s “best of 2017” awards. 

Oil portrait by Murillo of man with long dark hair, in an elaborately painted frame depicting carved stone

Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, writes about a painting believed to be a copy after a lost portrait by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (and described as such in the catalogue of the current special exhibition), this portrait has very recently been restored and discovered to be the original. It will remain on view through the rest of the New York exhibition.

oil painting depicting man with mustache and long hair in oval frame

Director Ian Wardropper discusses current and upcoming exhibitions, including Murillo: The Self-Portraits.

oil painting depicting landscape of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples

Jenna Nugent, Assistant to the Chief Curator, writes on a loan by the French artist Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, which is currently on display in the North Hall. The landscape is one of only a few by Girodet executed during his time in Naples.

photo of Stephen K. Scher, along with  Aimee Ng, handling medals

Stephen K. Scher, the co- curator (along with Associate Curator Aimee Ng) of the special exhibition The Pursuit of Immortality, discusses his decades-long fascination of portrait medals.

photo of Margot Bogert

Director Ian Wardropper thanks Margot Bogert, who recently retired as Chair of the Board of Trustees after twelve years.

steamship in stormy seas against backdrop of cliffs

The first two Turner paintings in the United States were bought by James Lenox (1800–1880) in 1845 and 1850, and were on display in The Lenox Library, which was demolished in 1912 to make way for the construction of the Frick mansion. In 1877, the Lenox Library was open to the public on Mondays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m.

oil painting depicting three female figures on sandy shore, surrounded by various objects, with sky and coast in background

Xavier F. Salomon writes about a painting by Richard Parkes Bonington, currently on view in the North Hall. The loan depicts the coastal environs of northern France and complements the Frick’s exhibition Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time.

oil painting depicting harbor scene, showing full sky over docked ships and people interacting on land

Director Ian Wardropper looks ahead to upcoming events, including programs that celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Center for the History of Collecting.