Masterpieces of European Painting from the Toledo Museum of Art, October 29, 2002 through January 5, 2003
To mark its recent centenary, the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, is making an important loan of twelve of its greatest European paintings, which will be on view this fall in the Oval Gallery and Garden Court of The Frick Collection. Masterpieces of European Painting from the Toledo Museum of Art will feature exceptional works by Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522), Jacopo Bassano (ca. 1510–1592), Francesco Primaticcio (1504–1570), El Greco (1541–1614), Thomas de Keyser (1596/97–1667), François Boucher (1703–1770), Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), Antoine-Jean Gros (1771–1835), Gustave Courbet (1819–1877), Camille Pissarro (1830–1903), James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot (1836–1902), and Paul Cézanne (1839–1906). While the collection of the Toledo museum is considered encyclopedic, the works included in the exhibition will emphasize the period from the early Italian Renaissance to late nineteenth-century France. The selection will notably complement the holdings of the Frick in scope and distinction – while including a number of artists not ordinarily on view at the New York museum. This exhibition also continues a Frick tradition of presenting extraordinary Old Master paintings from American institutions that are less well known to the New York public. Masterpieces of European Painting from the Toledo Museum of Art is organized by Colin B. Bailey, Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, and Lawrence W. Nichols, Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900, the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and through the support of the Fellows of The Frick Collection.