Kerri Pfister

One Portrait, Two Identifications

Black-and-white image of a portrait of a woman in a hat looking to the left and smiling.
Among the many images reproduced in the collection of the Frick Art Reference Library's Photoarchive is a stunning likeness of a vivacious young woman in a feathered hat. Thanks to the Library's photographic campaigns, the true identity of the sitter as well as the correct attribution of the portrait are part of the art-historical record.

Photoarchive: Highlights of the Collection (Part Two)

3 panels of Madonna and child

The Photoarchive, the Frick Art Reference Library's founding collection, comprises more than 1.2 million reproductions of works of art from the fourth century to the present day. This webinar will focus on Photoarchive images and documentation for works of art that have been restored, altered, or destroyed. Paintings by Taddeo Gaddi, John Westbrooke Chandler, and John Singer Sargent will be presented as examples of the Photoarchive’s unique ability to document works of art over time.

Photoarchive: Highlights of the Collection (Part One)

Photoarchive image comparison
The Photoarchive, the Frick Art Reference Library's founding collection, comprises more than 1.2 million reproductions of works of art from the fourth century to the present day. This webinar will focus on three works of art, Masolino da Panicale’s Madonna of Humility, Pieter de Hooch’s Interior with Two Embracing Couples, and Edgar Degas’ Ballet Dancers in the Wings.