Clotilde Brière in France, June 1945, Helen Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
World War II
Guido Sansoni, son of photographer Mario Sansoni, 1938, The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Photographs. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Jacob van Ruisdael (1628/29–1682)
Landscape with a Footbridge, 1652
Oil on canvas
38 3/4 x 62 5/8 in. (98.4 x 159.1 cm)
Purchased by The Frick Collection, 1949
Accession number: 1949.1.156
For more information, see Landscape with a Footbridge
During World War II, The Frick Collection underwent its first complete rearrangement since it was opened to the public in 1935. The removal of a number of works of art to a place of safety made possible an interesting and attractive rehanging of all the galleries. Many paintings were available for study in different settings. Pictures long off display were seen again. Drawings and prints by Rembrandt, Titian, Rubens, Dürer, Whistler, and others were placed on exhibition for the first time; as was a newly acquired painting by Monet and a set of watercolor drawings by William Blake.