Old Masters

Past Exhibition: Old Master Drawings

Drawing in blue and gold of the Virgin Mary holding babyJesus.
Old Master Drawings
July 11, 1969 to September 28, 1969

An exhibition devoted to eight old master drawings. These  were acquired by the Trustees after 1919 to complement paintings in the Frick Collection and add to the original group of drawings assembled by Henry Clay Frick.

Past Exhibition: In Pursuit of Quality

Painting of Abraham leading Isaac up a mountain
In Pursuit of Quality: 25 Years of Collecting Old Masters, Paintings from The Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
November 15, 1989 to January 14, 1990

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, The Frick Collection presented an unprecedented loan exhibition of seventeen pictures, spanning the period from the Renaissance to the late eighteenth century.

Past Exhibition: French Renaissance Furniture and Old Master Drawings & Prints

French Renaissance Furniture and Old Master Drawings & Prints in The Frick Collection
January 13, 1993 to April 4, 1993

An exhibition of French Renaissance furniture and Old Master prints and drawings belonging to The Frick Collection. The furniture was selected for display to celebrate the long-awaited appearance of Volumes V & VI of The Frick Collection: An Illustrated Catalogue, devoted to the Collection's unusually rich holdings of furniture and gilt bronzes.

Past Exhibition: Italian Old Master Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation

Catalogue cover with italian old master drawing as the background.
Italian Old Master Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation
October 28, 1996 to January 19, 1997

An exhibition of more than fifty Italian Old Master drawings selected from the Ratjen Foundation in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Unfamiliar to American audiences, these drawings were assembled over three decades by Dr. Wolfgang Ratjen, who established the foundation to provide a permanent home for his collection. Works in the exhibition spanned some 250 years, beginning with Guilo Romano in the first half of the sixteenth century, continuing with a strong preference for baroque and rococo sketches, and ending with a few neoclassical studies from the late eighteenth century.