The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection has contributed nearly 500 images of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts -- highlights of their permanent collection -- to the Artstor Digital Library.
The Frick Collection houses exceptional works from the Renaissance to the late 19th century, with notable strengths in Old Master paintings, Renaissance bronzes, Limoges enamels, Chinese porcelain, and French 18th century furniture. The museum's holdings include masterworks by artists such as Holbein, Titian, El Greco, Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Velazquez, and Fragonard.
The Frick Collection is housed in the New York Gilded Age mansion of Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), one of America's most successful industrialists and a pioneering collector. Frick bequeathed his house and its contents to establish a gallery with the purpose of "encouraging and developing the study of fine arts." In 1935, The Frick Collection was opened to the public, and the museum continues to collect works that are consistent with the founding mandate, in addition to featuring an exceptional exhibitions program.
Frick's daughter, Helen Clay Frick, established the adjacent Frick Art Reference Library in 1920, as a memorial to her father. Selections from the library's Photoarchive are also available in Artstor.