Ellen Prokop

Ellen Prokop is the Associate Head of Research at the Frick Art Reference Library. For more information, see her biography.

Drawing Lost in Spanish Civil War

Drawing of a woman supported by small children with wings being crowned by two men.

This stunning pen and wash drawing of the Coronation of the Virgin signed by the seventeenth-century Spanish master Francisco Herrera the Younger (called "el Mozo") was part of a valuable collection of drawings housed in the Real Instituto de Jovellanos in Gijón, Spain, that was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War.

Ellen Prokop: "The Father of Modern Painting? El Greco's Critical Fortunes"

Link to video of Ellen Prokop lecture

Ellen Prokop, Associate Photoatchivist at The Frick Art Reference Library, presents her lecture, "The Father of Modern Painting? El Greco's Critical Fortunes," during the one-day symposium El Greco Comes to America: The Discovery of a Modern Old Master. This event was organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection.