Drawings

Past Exhibition: Drawings by Fragonard in North American Collections

Drawing of a park with trees and sculpture features.
Drawings by Fragonard in North American Collections
April 21, 1979 to June 3, 1979

The Frick Collection presented an exhibition entitled "Fragonard Drawings in North American Collections," previously shown at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and at the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge. This important and beautiful exhibition, curated by Eunice Williams, Assistant Curator of Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum, was comprised of sixty-three drawings by Fragonard, along with a few comparative examples of work by contemporary French artists.

Past Exhibition: Adolph Menzel, 1815–1905

Painting of black horse head with black leather and brass bridle
Adolph Menzel, 1815–1905: Master Drawings from East Berlin
September 11, 1990 to November 18, 1990

An exhibition of seventy-eight drawings and watercolors lent from the Nationalgalerie in East Berlin, which holds over 4,000 of the extant Menzel drawings. This survey of the great German master's career was the first exhibition devoted to his work in the United States.

Past Exhibition: The Golden Age of Danish Art

Drawing of shipyard with large anchors laying on their sides in the foreground.
The Golden Age of Danish Art: Drawings from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
June 13, 1995 to August 13, 1995

American audiences were offered their first comprehensive introduction to drawings and watercolors from the "Golden Age" of Danish art (1815–48) at The Frick Collection. The selection of seventy-two examples from the rich holdings of Denmark's premier art museum included portraits, landscapes, city views, genre and mythological scenes by eleven of the nation's finest artists.

Past Exhibition: Romantics, Neoclassicists, Realists

Landscape painting of mountains with trees in the foreground
Romantics, Neoclassicists, Realists: European Drawings from the Stanford University Museum of Art
March 14, 1995 to May 14, 1995

The Stanford Museum collection of drawings was one of the largest such university collections in the country, distinguished particularly for its holdings in works from the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Past Exhibition: Goya's Last Works

Painting of woman in black dress with red necklace and white gloves

Goya’s Last Works

February 22, 2006 to May 14, 2006

Goya’s understated portrait of the woman known as María Martínez de Puga, acquired by Henry Clay Frick in 1914, was the inspiration for The Frick Collection’s special exhibition Goya’s Last Works. It was the first show in the United States to concentrate exclusively on the final phase of Goya’s long career — the years of the artist’s voluntary exile in Bordeaux from 1824 to 1828. Fifty-one examples of Goya’s final production were borrowed from public and private European and North American collections.

Past Exhibition: Domenico Tiepolo (1727–1804)

pen and wash drawing of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, with mountain and fallen tree

Domenico Tiepolo (1727–1804): A New Testament

October 24, 2006 to January 7, 2007

The eighteenth-century Venetian painter and draftsman Domenico Tiepolo is best known for his drawn narrative cycles of thecommedia dell’ arte character Punchinello and engaging scenes of everyday life in the Veneto. He reserved his greatest passion, however, for sacred subjects.

Past Exhibition: Poussin and Claude

Cover of the catalogue for the exhibition Poussin, Claude, and Their World
Poussin, Claude, and Their World: Seventeenth-Century French Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
September 18, 2002 to December 1, 2002

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