To mark its centenary, the Toledo Museum of Art lent twelve of its greatest European paintings. Masterpieces of European Painting from the Toledo Museum of Art included exceptional works by artists such as Piero di Cosimo (1462-1521), Jacopo Bassano (about 1510-92), El Greco (1541-1614), Gustave Courbet (1819-77), James Tissot (1836-1902), and Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), many of whom are not represented in The Frick Collection's own holdings. The presentation of these treasures illuminated another chapter in American collecting. The Toledo Museum of Art was founded in 1901 according to the vision of glass magnate Edward Drummond Libbey and his wife, Florence Scott Libbey. Originally a one-room rented space, over the past 100 years the museum has grown to become one of America's finest art collections housed in a building of exceptional beauty. A full-color twenty-page booklet written by the curatorial and education staffs at The Frick Collection accompanied the exhibition.
This exhibition was made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and through the support of the Fellows of The Frick Collection.