The Frick Collection presented an exhibition of sixteenth-century paintings, drawings, and prints, showing a recently acquired Bruegel panel, The Three Soldiers, together with drawings by Altdorfer and Deutsch depicting the same type of colorful mercenary soldiers, called landsknechte. Drawings by Dürer, Rubens, and Titian were also displayed.
As part of a series of exhibitions devoted to drawings and prints in its collection, The Frick Collection presented one focused on the work of James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), including three pastels and eight etchings. In addition, four paintings by this artist were on view in the galleries. All twelve etchings exhibited belong to the "Venice Set," commissioned by the London Fine Art Society in 1878.
The Frick Collection held an exhibition of thirteen works by Rembrandt as part of a series of exhibitions of drawings and prints belonging to The Frick Collection. Three drawings acquired by Henry Clay Frick in 1913 were included, as well as ten prints purchased between 1915 and 1919.
This unique loan exhibition was assembled to honor the accomplishments of Harry D. M. Grier (1914–1972), third Director of The Frick Collection. Generous lenders made it possible to bring together, in most cases for the first time, major preparatory studies and alternate versions of some of the most significant paintings in The Frick Collection.