Cocktails with a Curator: Gentile da Fabriano’s “Madonna and Child with Saints”

June 11, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon examines Gentile da Fabriano’s Madonna and Child, with Saints Lawrence and Julian,” currently on view on the third floor of Frick Madison. One of the great artists of what is traditionally referred to as the International Gothic style, Gentile traveled extensively on the Italian peninsula and was influenced by courtly works from across Europe. Curiously, this panel once belonged to the Duc de Broglie, brother of the sitter depicted in one of the Frick’s most beloved paintings, Ingres’s Comtesse d’Haussonville. In recognition of Gentile’s sophisticated style, this week’s complementary cocktail is the Cosmopolitan.

This episode of Cocktails with a Curator is underwritten by Ayesha Bulchandani.

Cocktail Recipe

1 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. triple sec
1 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
garnish with lemon peel

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.


Cranberry Ginger Fizz
equal parts of cranberry juice and ginger ale
on the rocks




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