1978

Past Exhibition: Severo Calzetta, Called Severo da Ravenna

bronze sculpture of a standing man (Neptune) raising a trident over a sea monster
Severo Calzetta, Called Severo da Ravenna
June 22, 1978 to October 8, 1978

The Frick Collection presented an exhibition of bronze statuettes by or related to Severo Calzetta, called Severo da Ravenna, an important but little-known Italian sculptor of the early sixteenth century. Complementing the five bronzes in The Frick Collection attributed to Severo or his workshop were loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and two New York private collections. The only known bronze bearing the sculptor's signature and a number of related but quite distinct versions of his original models were included.

Past Exhibition: English 18th Century Silver

Lidded silver dish with supine bird on top
English 18th Century Silver in The Frick Collection
November 13, 1978 to March 18, 1979

Following the previous summer's exhibition devoted to bronzes by Severo Calzetta, this was the second exhibition to focus on lesser-known aspects of The Frick Collection — in this case eleven eighteenth and early nineteenth-century objects in silver or silver-gilt by Paul De Lamerie, William Pitts, Paul Storr, Benjamin and James Smith, and the London monogrammist I S. Complementing these pieces were twenty-eight borrowed works by the same artisans and their contemporary silversmiths Daniel Garnier, Pierre Platel, William Lukin and Nicholas Sprimont.