Vincent van Gogh's luminous landscape, Flowering Garden, executed by the artist at Arles in the summer of 1888, was placed on loan by a private foundation for a two-year period. Flowering Garden is a large vertical canvas depicting the flat expanse of a field of flowers, framed on the right by the wall of a farmhouse and trees, and at the high horizon by a line of low farm buildings with red-tiled roofs.
After entering the Frick home through the East Vestibule, visitors ascended through the foyer toward the South Hall, anchored by the Stair Hall at right. Here, a second axis led toward the Gallery, passing from the South Hall to the North Hall and uninterrupted by the central Living Hall. The halls were designed as a corridor for the public rooms—the Dining Room, Fragonard Room, Living Hall, and Library—each with views onto the Fifth Avenue Garden.