To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, The Frick Collection has reunited for the first time the only two known self-portraits by the artist. This lecture provides an introduction to the special exhibition, focusing on these two rare paintings and their context.
Véronique Gerard Powell: “Murillo: The Shared Passion of Nineteenth-Century French and British Collectors”
Murillo was the most sought-after Spanish painter in Britain and France from about 1780 through the 1850s. This lecture explores how opportunities and the means of collecting differed in these countries, and the reasons for the sudden loss of interest in his work.