1992

Past Exhibition: Vincent van Gogh, Flowering Garden

impressionistic painting of flower garden
Vincent van Gogh, Flowering Garden
January 10, 1992 to January 10, 1994

Vincent van Gogh's luminous landscape, Flowering Garden, executed by the artist at Arles in the summer of 1888, was placed on loan by a private foundation for a two-year period. Flowering Garden is a large vertical canvas depicting the flat expanse of a field of flowers, framed on the right by the wall of a farmhouse and trees, and at the high horizon by a line of low farm buildings with red-tiled roofs.

Past Exhibition: Nicolas Lancret, 1690–1743

Painting of lively feasting scene with figures around a table and dogs in the foreground.
Nicolas Lancret, 1690–1743
November 19, 1991 to January 12, 1992

The first exhibition devoted entirely to the work of this long-neglected French Rococo master who during his lifetime was one of Europe’s most celebrated artists. The prolific Lancret was a favorite of Louis XV and Frederick the Great as well as of international nobility, but during the nineteenth century he fell under the shadow of his mentor Antoine Watteau. Lancret in fact had a singular and brilliant talent of his own, as this exhibition demonstrated.

Past Exhibition: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain

image of blue and white porcelain teapot with four legs.
Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain in The Frick Collection
October 15, 1992

In 1965 Childs Frick, son of Henry Clay Frick, left by bequest 220 pieces of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain that he and his wife had purchased over many years. They had chosen the pieces as birthday and Christmas presents and displayed them in thier home in Roslyn, Long Island. A selection later decorated the offices and upstairs staff rooms of the Collection. In the autumn of 1992, for the first time, a large number of pieces were placed on permanent display in the Reception Hall, in specially designed new cases.

Past Exhibition: An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors

painting of interior with piano and breakfast table, and paintings hing on the walls salon-style.
An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections
May 20, 1992 to August 23, 1992

An exhibition composed of watercolors illustrating more than sixty nineteenth-century interiors, from cottages to palaces.  Just as proud owners today might wish to preserve the appearance of their homes on film, polaroid, or video, the householders of the last century frequently engaged artists to record their dwellings.  The works in the exhibition were chosen from two private collections — one American, the other European — which together provided a unique survey of this very special genre of nineteenth-century art.

Past Exhibition: Italian Art at the Close of the Quattrocento

Bronze sculpture of standing Hercules, naked except for animal skin draped across one shoulder
Italian Art at the Close of the Quattrocento: Pollaiuolo and Hercules
February 3, 1992 to March 29, 1992

A focused exhibition placing a Hercules attributed to Antonio del Pollaiuolo in the collection of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin side by side with the Frick's own bronze Hercules attributed to the same artist. Questions of the authorship and dating of both pieces were considered. The Collection also borrowed, for comparison with the bronzes, one painting and several prints and drawings, all by or closely related to Pollaioulo.