1980

Past Exhibition: Tiepolo Punchinello Drawings

drawing of punchinello and donkeys
Tiepolo Punchinello Drawings
January 22, 1980 to March 30, 1980

An exhibition of Domenico Tiepolo's tragicomic and enigmatic Punchinello drawings. Previously shown at the Indiana University Art Museum and the Stanford University Museum of Art, this exhibition was organized by Adelheid Gealt, Curator of Drawings at the Indiana University Museum. About fifty of the original series of one hundred and four sheets from Domenico Tiepolo’s "Divertimento per li regazzi" were on view at The Frick Collection. The entire series was exhibited only once, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 1921, and was subsequently dispersed.

Past Exhibition: Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain

Two porcelain footed vases decorated with blue and gold featuring putti eating grapes
Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain
June 4, 1980 to August 3, 1980

The Frick Collection presented an exhibition devoted to Vincennes and Sévres porcelain of the second half of the eighteenth century. Focused on the small but rich group of French porcelains in The Frick Collection, which had never before been shown in its entirety, the exhibition included comparable examples from American and European public and private collections, original design drawings, a plaster model for a vase, prints used as subjects by porcelain painters, and four pieces of furniture mounted with Sévres plaques.