Forty-five masterpieces of Japanese and Chinese porcelain in elaborate European metal mounts began a three-museum tour at the Frick Collection. A number of drawings related to these unusual works of art were also on view. Organized and circulated by the International Exhibitions Foundation in Washington, D.C., this exhibition presented a wide range of exotic objects created for the high society of their time.
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An exhibition of works by eighteenth-century French artist Jean-Baptiste Le Prince (1734–1781), who won fame in his native country for his colorful depictions of life in contemporary Russia. Included were the twenty-eight surviving drawings, on loan from the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, that were executed by Le Prince to illustrate Abbé Jean Chappe d'Auteroche's Voyage en Sibérie, published in 1768.