Single Picture Loan Exhibition

Past Exhibition: Drouais' Portrait of Madame de Pompadour

portrait of Madame de Pompadour embroidering wearing a floral gown, a little black dog perched on a chair is resting is front paws on her embroidery frame.
Drouais' Portrait of Madame de Pompadour from The National Gallery, London
January 26, 1999 to May 13, 1999

On view for the first time in the United States, the celebrated full-length portrait of Madame de Pompadour by the French artist François-Hubert Drouais (1727–75) was presented at New York's Frick Collection. Regarded as one of the greatest and most popular treasures at the National Gallery in London, the portrait was the last one painted of the Marquise de Pompadour, the influential mistress of French King Louis XV.

Past Exhibition: Claude Monet's Vétheuil in Summer

Claude Monet's Vétheuil in Summer from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
August 4, 1998 to October 4, 1998

Continuing its series of single-picture loan exhibitions, The Frick Collection had on display for two months Claude Monet's Vétheuil in Summer from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, hanging near the Collection's own Monet oil Vétheuil in Winter.

Special Loan: Parmigianino's Antea

painting of standing woman dressed in a gold satin dress draped with marten fur

Special Loan: Parmigianino's Antea: A Beautiful Artifice

January 29, 2008 to May 1, 2008

In this exhibition, Parmigianino’s Antea, a special loan from the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, was exhibited in the United States for the first time in more than twenty years. Although it is widely recognized as a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance female portraiture, little is known about the painting: its date is not firmly established, it is unclear why or for whom the portrait was painted, and the sitter’s identity is a mystery.

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