Helen Clay Frick

Past Exhibition: Paintings from the Collection of Miss Helen Clay Frick

black and white photograph of Helen Clay Frick, profile bust portrait with her hair in a loose chignon
Paintings from the Collection of Miss Helen Clay Frick
May 10, 1973 to September 9, 1973

The Frick Collection presented a special loan exhibition of Italian paintings from the collection of Miss Helen Clay Frick. Although some of these paintings, including works by Duccio, Sassetta and Giovanni di Paolo, were well known to scholars, they had rarely been on public view.  Miss Frick acquired the paintings in the 1920s and early 1930s--a time when Italian primitive and particularly Sienese paintings were much sought after by collectors. The majority of the early Italian paintings in The Frick Collection were also obtained during that same time period.