Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

“Lost” Murillo Portrait Joins Special Exhibition

Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, writes about a painting believed to be a copy after a lost portrait by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (and described as such in the catalogue of the current special exhibition), this portrait has very recently been restored and discovered to be the original. It will remain on view through the rest of the New York exhibition.

Xavier F. Salomon: “Murillo’s Self-Portraits”

Xavier F. Salomon giving lecture at The Frick Collection

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, The Frick Collection has reunited for the first time the only two known self-portraits by the artist. This lecture provides an introduction to the special exhibition, focusing on these two rare paintings and their context.

Murillo, The Self-Portraits

Murillo exhibition video still

Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the current exhibition, Murillo: The Self-Portraits, on view at the Frick Collection from November 1, 2017 through February 4, 2018.

Xavier F. Salomon: "From Seville to Manhattan: Murillo's Self-Portrait"

Link to video of Xavier Salomon lecture about Murillo

The Frick Collection’s masterpiece by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, generously given by Dr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Frick II in 2014, is one of only two known self-portraits by the Spanish artist. Salomon explores the fascinating history of the painting, relating it to Murillo’s other portraits and to his career.