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Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Building
Location 1 East 70th Street and 10 East 71st Street, New York, New York
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # ___
Added to NRHP [[___]], 2008
Frick Collection

The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Building, also known just as the Frick Collection, is an art museum located in Manhattan, New York City, United States. It is housed in the former residence of steel magnate Henry Clay Frick, which was designed by Thomas Hastings and constructed in 1913-1914.

It was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark on [[___]], 2008.[1]


The Frick is one of the preeminent small art museums in the United States, with a very high-quality collection of old master paintings housed in 16 galleries within the former mansion. The paintings in many galleries are still arranged according to Frick's design, although additional works have been bought by the Frick Collection over the years in a manner deemed to correspond with the aesthetic of the collection.

The collection features some of the best-known paintings by major European artists, as well as numerous works of sculpture and porcelain. It also has furniture, enamel, and carpets. Since Frick's death, his daughter Helen Clay Frick expanded the collection, with a third of its art works acquired since 1919. The Frick also oversees the Frick Art Reference Library.

The Frick Collection's building was the inspiration for the fictional Avengers Mansion, which like the Frick covers the entire city block at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 70th Street (but has the address 890 Fifth Avenue, rather than 1 East 70th Street, the address of the Frick).

Highlights[edit]

Holbein's portrait of Thomas More is one of the highlights of the Frick Collection.
The Polish Rider by Rembrandt is part of the Frick Collection.
Museum

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:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nina Gray and James A. Jacobs (May, 2007), National Historic Landmark Nomination: The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Building PDF (32 KB), National Park Service 

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