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  • Gilding the Gilded Age

    Phase III of the digital collection, Documenting the Gilded Age, made possible by a grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), has just been completed. A collaborative project, this phase includes material from The Frick Art Reference Library and The William Randolph Hearst Archive at Long Island University (LIU) Post.

  • The Bannard Family Leaves Brooklyn

    The Photoarchive recently received a gift of three reproductions of portraits of Brooklyn’s Bannard family, including a charming group portrait of the five Bannard children.

  • Art Historical Connections: The Hague and New York Meet Again

    The cooperation between The Frick Collection in New York and the Mauritshuis in the Hague to produce the marvelous exhibition of paintings on view in the fall of 2013 in the Frick's galleries is not the first time art historical institutions in the two cities have collaborated.

  • Piero della Francesca's St. Julian In Situ

    In 1956, Thomas Hoving, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, traveled to Sansepolcro, Italy, to study and photograph works by Piero della Francesca (ca. 1415–1492), including a recently discovered fresco in the church of Santa Chiara (formerly Sant’Agostino).

  • The Artist as Tavern-keeper

    It's an interesting moment when a book dealer brings in something that neither the dealer nor you yourself quite know what it could possibly be. The item in question was an eight-page manuscript in ink, entitled Catalogue of an exhibition of paintings now exhibiting at the Lyceum Strand the whole painted by Mr Keyse. It looks like a maquette for a printed catalog, as the...

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  • A St. Ursula by Valentin de Boulogne?

    A painting of St. Ursula originally attributed to Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652) is more likely a work by another Caravaggesque master, the French artist known as Valentin de Boulogne (1591–1632).

  • The Future of Photoarchives

    In late January 2013, the representatives of fourteen photoarchives based in Europe and the United States met for two days to discuss future plans for their collections.

  • On Time

    Edey’s annotated copy of Maurice Rheims, The Strange Life of Objects (New York, 1961) http://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b471740~S6

  • Collecting Spanish Art

    The Frick Collection's Center for the History of Collecting was established in 2007. Its program includes a series of international symposia and it has begun to publish their proceedings.

  • The Allegorical Frescoes of the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua

    The theme of this extensive fresco cycle—which is comprised of more than 300 scenes—is human life as regulated by the heavens.

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