Reflecting on the only oil painting in The Eveillard Gift—on view at Frick Madison through February 26—Curator Aimee Ng analyzes John Constable’s deft brushwork and how, in this small oil sketch, the artist evokes the richness and vitality of the larger painting to come.
John Constable (1776–1837)
Study for "The Leaping Horse," ca. 1824–25
“For me, this is a drawing about the desire to know more and the frustration of knowing too little.” Giulio Dalvit, Assistant Curator of Sculpture, investigates an enigmatic pastel created by Eugène Delacroix. He reveals how the scene poses more questions than it answers—first and foremost, who are this man and woman, and where are we? Learn more about all the works on view in The Eveillard Gift, through February 26, 2023.
Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863)
North African Man and Woman with Baskets of Vegetables and Fruit, ca. 1853
Curator Aimee Ng explores why she views this newly acquired study for John Singer Sargent’s infamous painting Madame X as “one of the most human of his many renderings of Madame Gautreau.” The expressive drawing is currently on display at Frick Madison in The Eveillard Gift, through February 26, 2023.
John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)
Virginie Amélie Avegno, Madame Gautreau (Madame X), ca. 1884
Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, shares his reflections on an exciting new addition to the collection: a stunning pastel sketch by one of the leading female artists of the eighteenth century. The work is on view at Frick Madison through February 26, 2023, in The Eveillard Gift.
Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842)
Head of a Woman, 1784