Counting down the hours until February 16.
The Gregory Gift, presenting a remarkable bequest of twenty-eight fine and decorative works of art from collector Alexis Gregory, opens at FrickMadison in two weeks! The fascinating objects will be shown as a group for the first time at our temporary home, through July 9. The gift includes two eighteenth-century pastels, fifteen Limoges enamels, two eighteenth-century clocks, a large gilt-bronze figure of Louis XIV, and objects made of metal, enamel, and hardstone dating from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.
James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800), Musical Automaton Rhinoceros Clock, ca. 1765–72. Gilt bronze, silver, enamel, paste jewels, white marble, and agate, 15 9/16 x 8 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (39.5 x 21.3 x 8.9 cm). The Frick Collection, gift of Alexis Gregory, 2021
Conservator Julia Day explains the meticulous process of treating a group of sixteenth-century Limoges enamels, including addressing the effects of prior restorations. Bequeathed to the Frick by the late Alexis Gregory along with a number of other beautiful art objects, the enamels will be on display in The Gregory Gift, opening in February 2023 at Frick Madison.