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).
Exhibitions presented at The Frick Collection during 1973.
The Frick Collection presented a special loan exhibition of Italian paintings from the collection of Miss Helen Clay Frick. Although some of these paintings, including works by Duccio, Sassetta and Giovanni di Paolo, were well known to scholars, they had rarely been on public view. Miss Frick acquired the paintings in the 1920s and early 1930s--a time when Italian primitive and particularly Sienese paintings were much sought after by collectors. The majority of the early Italian paintings in The Frick Collection were also obtained during that same time period.