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Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Frick Collection...

On the plane on the way over to JFK we fell into conversation with an old New York lady in the seat next to us. She was full of advice of places to visit in the city. Top of her list was Frick Collection at the Frick Museum. And boy was she right. We went on Tuesday. It was amazing and the list of the painters on show was incredible.

The collection features some of the best-known paintings by major European artists, as well as numerous works of sculpture and porcelain. Included in the collection are Jean-Honoré Fragonard's masterpiece, The Progress of Love, three paintings by Johannes Vermeer including Mistress and Maid, and Piero della Francesca's St. John the Evangelist. Other featured artists include: Barna da Siena, Gentile da Fabriano, Giovanni Bellini (The Ecstasy of St. Francis), François Boucher, Cimabue, John Constable, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Jacques-Louis David
Aelbert Cuyp, Thomas Gainsborough, El Greco, Francisco Goya, Frans Hals, Malvina Hoffman, Hans Holbein the Younger, Rembrandt, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Andrea Riccio, Jacob van Ruisdael, Titian, J. M. W. Turner, Anthony van Dyck, Diego, Velázquez, James McNeill Whistler and Jan Van Eyck.
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