Francisco de Zurbarán

"Philippe de Montebello in Conversation with Jonathan Ruffer"

Philippe de Montebello, Jonathan Ruffer, and Ian Wardopper in the Music Room of the Frick Collection

In conjunction with the exhibition Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle, de Montebello and Ruffer discuss the history of this rare set of paintings, as well as‎ the establishment of the Spanish Gallery and Research Centre in collaboration with Durham University. Ian Wardropper, Director of The Frick Collection, presides over the evening. This program was made possible by Ayesha Bulchandani.

A Technical Study of Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons

Link to video of 'A Technical Study of Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons'

Before its presentation at The Frick Collection, Zurbarán’s series Jacob and His Twelve Sons traveled from Auckland Castle, County Durham, England to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, where the paintings were studied by Claire M. Barry, Director of Conservation, before their exhibition at the Meadows Museum in Dallas in the fall of 2017. The results of this examination and the details it revealed about the artist's process are presented in this video narrated by Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection.