The Frick Collection to be Only North American Venue of Internationally Touring Exhibition

Featuring seventy-one drawings, Poussin, Claude, and Their World: Seventeenth-Century French Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, includes outstanding masterpieces by Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain, as well as lesser-known artists such as Sébastian Bourdon, Simon Vouet, Eustache Le Sueur, Charles Le Brun, and Noël Coypel.  With works by over thirty artists selected by Emmanuelle Brugerolles, Curator of Drawings at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, and Colin B. Bailey, Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, these works provide an in-depth survey of French drawings from the seventeenth century carefully chosen from a collection that is singularly rich in this field.  The École des Beaux-Arts has seldom placed such a large number of sheets on loan at any given time, and this exhibition will include many drawings that have never been on view in the United States.  Furthermore, several new acquisitions are to be included, works that the École des Beaux-Arts has not yet shown even to the French public.  A special edition of the catalogue has been translated for the Frick venue of this tour and represents a new source in English on the holdings of this important French institution.  The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation and through the support of the Fellows of The Frick Collection.


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