The Frick Collection has announced what the museum is calling the largest and most significant gift of drawings and pastels in its history, thanks to the generosity of Elizabeth “Betty” and Jean-Marie Eveillard.
Over the past forty-five years, the Eveillards have assembled an outstanding collection of European works on paper, ranging in date from the end of the fifteenth century to the twentieth century and representing artists working in France, Britain, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. acquisitions.
The Eveillards have made a promised gift to the Frick of twenty-six of these works — eighteen drawings, five pastels, two prints, and one oil sketch — among them some of their finest Along with preparatory figurative sketches and independent studies and portraits are two vivid landscape scenes.
Artists represented include François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Thomas Lawrence, and Jean-François Millet.
The group also introduces to the Frick’s holdings works by artists not yet represented in its primary collecting areas, including Gustave Caillebotte, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Jan Lievens, John Singer Sargent, and Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun.
In the fall of 2022, at its temporary Frick Madison location, the museum will present an exhibition of these works, to be accompanied by a catalogue and public programs.
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Drawing: Head of a Woman by Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Pastel on paper 12 x 9 7/8 inches.