The Frick Collection was the final American venue of a global tour of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art
For many years, The Frick Collection has offered its visitors the chance to view important Old Master paintings from American institutions outside the New York area. In keeping with this tradition, the Frick presented fourteen extraordinary works from the renowned Cleveland Museum of Art. Ranging in date from the early Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century, the selection included canvases by artists represented in the Frick’s permanent collection alongside paintings by important masters not typically seen at the museum.
The Aldrovandi Dog was painted by Guercino around 1625. Although the dog's name has been lost to time, we know that Count Filippo Maria Aldrovandi (1598-1644) owned the white and brindle mastiff because its elaborate leather collar bears the Aldrovandi coat of arms. It is part of the special exhibition Masterpieces of European Painting from the Norton Simon Museum, that was on display at The Frick Collection from February 10, 2009 to May 10, 2009.
Assistant Curator Margaret Iacono discusses Bartolomé Esteban Murillo's painting The Birth of Saint John the Baptist, from the exhibition Masterpieces of European Painting from the Norton Simon Museum, on display at The Frick Collection from February 10 to May 10, 2009.