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Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery

Exhibition Dates:

November 5, 2014, through February 1, 2015

Oil painting of woman in white dress with lilac sash sitting in chair

In November the Frick will present ten masterpieces of Italian, Spanish, French, Scottish, and English painting from the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh, among them a Botticelli never before on public view in the United States and John Singer Sargent’s iconic Lady Agnew of Lochnaw. The museum, one of the finest in the world, is distinguished for its holdings of works by the greatest masters of Western art and for its comprehensive collection of Scottish art. A previous collaboration took place in 2000 when the Frick presented a selection of drawings from the Scottish National Gallery, along with Sir Henry Raeburn’s Skating Minister, a centerpiece of the museum’s collection. The upcoming exhibition will feature paintings spanning the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries that invite illuminating comparisons to the Frick’s permanent collection.  Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, which will also include works by Constable, El Greco, Gainsborough, Raeburn, Ramsay, Reynolds, Velázquez, and Watteau, will travel in extended form to the de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (see page 8 for further information on this tour). The exhibition is organized for the Frick by Senior Curator Susan Grace Galassi. The selection of works was made by Michael Clarke, Director of the Scottish National Gallery, and Colin B. Bailey, Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and former Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection. An illustrated catalogue with entries by the curators of the Scottish National Gallery and an introductory essay by Michael Clarke accompanies the show. Support for the presentation in New York is generously provided by Sir Angus and Lady Grossart, The Christian Humann Foundation, Peter and Gail Goltra, †Walter and †Vera Eberstadt, Fiduciary Trust Company International, and anonymous gifts in memory of Melvin R. Seiden and Charles Ryskamp. The exhibition is also supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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