Past Exhibitions: 1986

  • Mounted Oriental Porcelain

    December 2, 1986 to March 1, 1987

    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.

  • Fifty Life Drawings by Ingres from the Musée Ingres at Montauban

    May 6, 1986 to June 15, 1986

    This group of works by Ingres, culled from the thousands of drawings the French master bequeathed to his native town of Montauban at his death in 1867, was selected by the French-Israeli artist Avigdor Arikha. The fifty drawings were done in a wide range of media and cover all periods of the artist's long and prolific career. They included landscapes and portraits, as well as figural, drapery and compositional studies.

  • Ingres and the Comtesse d’Haussonville

    November 19, 1985 to February 16, 1986

    The Frick Collection's first show built around a single work of art was a loan exhibition devoted to Ingres's celebrated portrait of the Comtesse d'Haussonville.  The exhibition documented the evolution of the portrait, from hesistant sketches to the brilliant final canvas, and the life and character of the subject, including Mme. d'Haussonville's memoirs and her will.