Single Picture Loan Exhibition

Past Exhibition: Degas's Violinist

pencil sketch of man playing a violin
Degas's Violinist
November 27, 1972 to March 29, 1974

A single loan exhibition of Edgar Degas's Violinist, a study for The Frick Collection'sThe Rehearsal,  in memory of Harry D.M. Grier (1914–1972), former director of The Frick Collection. The loan was extended after the drawing's initial display in the H.D.M. Grier Memorial Loan Exhibition (November 1972).

Past Exhibition: Vincent van Gogh, Flowering Garden

impressionistic painting of flower garden
Vincent van Gogh, Flowering Garden
January 10, 1992 to January 10, 1994

Vincent van Gogh's luminous landscape, Flowering Garden, executed by the artist at Arles in the summer of 1888, was placed on loan by a private foundation for a two-year period. Flowering Garden is a large vertical canvas depicting the flat expanse of a field of flowers, framed on the right by the wall of a farmhouse and trees, and at the high horizon by a line of low farm buildings with red-tiled roofs.

Past Exhibition: Mortlake Terrace

Painting of pastoral estate by a river lined with trees.
Mortlake Terrace: Turner’s Companion Pieces Reunited
October 8, 1996 to May 11, 1997

On loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Joseph Mallord William Turner's Mortlake Terrace, Summer’s Evening of 1827 hung for six months beside its companion piece, The Frick Collection's Mortlake Terrace: Early Summer Morning, executed a year earlier. Both were painted for William Moffatt and depict The Limes, Moffatt's home overlooking the Thames at Mortlake, near Kew Gardens to the west of central London.

Past Exhibition: Schiava Turca

Painting of a half-length woman wearing a round headdress, big blue sleeves, and holding a white fan
The Poetry of Parmigianino’s “Schiava Turca”
May 13, 2014 to July 20, 2014

Born in Parma and known as Parmigianino after his native city, Francesco Mazzola (1503–1540) lived only thirty-seven years, yet his eloquent, innovative art inspired his contemporaries to name him “Raphael reborn” and praise him as one of the greatest painters of his age. During his short life, Parmigianino was especially esteemed for his portraits. Today his Schiava Turca, an exquisite depiction of a young woman, is an icon in the city of Parma and admired as an expression of ideal female beauty in the tradition of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa.

Past Presentation: Vincent van Gogh

oil painting of man from shoulders up in green coat and yellow hat with blue background
Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)
October 30, 2012 to January 20, 2013

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) painted his Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) in August 1888 during a highly productive fifteen-month stay in Arles in southern France. The opportunity to display this work in New York was the result of a special exchange program between the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, and The Frick Collection and marked the first time in forty years that the painting had left its home institution.

Special Loan: Paul Cézanne's Boulloire et Fruits

Still life painting of pitcher and several round fruits on a blanket

Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906), Bouilloire et Fruits (Pitcher and Fruit)

June 24, 2006 to June 24, 2007

A magnificent late still life painting by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) entitled Bouilloire et Fruits (Pitcher and Fruit)  was lent from a private collection and remained on view in the North Hall for approximately one year. Painted around 1888–90, it hung with other Impressionist and post-Impressionist works in The Frick Collection including Claude Monet's Vétheuil in Winter and Edgar Degas's recently cleaned Rehearsal, both dating from 1878–79.

Special Loan: Raphael's Fornarina

painting of a seated partially-nude woman wearing a turban and holding her exposed breasts
Special Loan: Raphael's Fornarina
December 2, 2004 to February 3, 2005

From December 2004 through January 2005, in collaboration with the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, The Frick Collection displayed La Fornarina by Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520) from the National Gallery of Art at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome. Painted around 1518 and signed by the artist, this celebrated work has never before been exhibited in the United States.

Special Loan: Portrait of a Man with a Book by Parmigianino

half-length portrait of a man wearing a hat and holding book against a dark background

Special Loan: Portrait of a Man with a Book by Parmigianino

April 18, 2004 to November 21, 2004

Frick Collection visitors had the extended opportunity to view a painting by the Renaissance artist Parmigianino (1503–40), Portrait of a Man with a Book. The work was on loan from the York Art Gallery, and took its place as part of the highly praised special exhibition A Beautiful and Gracious Manner: The Art of Parmigianino, which closed to the public on April 18 after setting winter attendance records.

Past Exhibition: Raeburn's The Rev. Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch

painting of minister ice skating wearing black stockings, coat, and hat.
Raeburn's The Rev. Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, from the National Gallery of Scotland
December 5, 2000 to February 4, 2001

In another of its ongoing series of single-picture exhibitions, The Frick Collection presented Raeburn's celebrated skating minister on loan from the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. Completed by Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) around 1784, this image of the Rev. Robert Walker — minister of the Canongate Kirk and an avid member of the Skating Society — is one of the Gallery's most beloved works.

Past Exhibition: Constable's Salisbury Cathedral

painting of Salisbury Cathedral with trees, cows, and figures in the foreground
Constable's Salisbury Cathedral: Two Versions Reunited
September 21, 1999 to December 31, 1999

Between 1820 and 1826, John Constable (1776–1837) executed three oil sketches and three finished paintings depicting Salisbury Cathedral from the south side, rising over the green expanse of the bishop's grounds. All are linked to a commission of 1822 from Constable's friend and patron Bishop John Fisher, who asked him to develop one of the sketches into a finished work. Instead, Constable set out afresh, producing a canvas for the bishop that he exhibited to critical acclaim at the Royal Academy in 1823.

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