Bronzes

Past Exhibition: Italian Art at the Close of the Quattrocento

Bronze sculpture of standing Hercules, naked except for animal skin draped across one shoulder
Italian Art at the Close of the Quattrocento: Pollaiuolo and Hercules
February 3, 1992 to March 29, 1992

A focused exhibition placing a Hercules attributed to Antonio del Pollaiuolo in the collection of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin side by side with the Frick's own bronze Hercules attributed to the same artist. Questions of the authorship and dating of both pieces were considered. The Collection also borrowed, for comparison with the bronzes, one painting and several prints and drawings, all by or closely related to Pollaioulo.

Past Exhibition: Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes

Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
February 15, 2005 to April 24, 2005

The Fitzwilliam Museum's collection of Renaissance and Baroque bronzes is one of the finest in Great Britain. Beginning February 15, The Frick Collection presented thirty-six of the Fitzwilliam's bronzes, many of which have never before been seen in America. Dating from the turn of the sixteenth century to the early years of the eighteenth century — the period that saw the flowering of the bronze statuette as an independent art form — the sculptures are remarkable for their beauty and refinement.