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Impressive Frick Madison museum in NYC worth a visit

The Bullfight, Edouard Manet, 1864; the Frick Collection originated with Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), who bequeathed his home, paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts to the public

The Bullfight, Edouard Manet, 1864; the Frick Collection originated with Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), who bequeathed his home, paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts to the public

Officer and Laughing Girl, Johannes Vermeer, 1657; the Frick building is currently undergoing renovations so the collections have moved five blocks north at Frick Madison, the building that was once the home of the Whitney Museum of American Art

Officer and Laughing Girl, Johannes Vermeer, 1657; the Frick building is currently undergoing renovations so the collections have moved five blocks north at Frick Madison, the building that was once the home of the Whitney Museum of American Art

St. Francis in the Desert, Giovanni Bellini, 1478; this Venetian masterpiece is filled with marvelous details — animals, birds, plants and strange rock formations — that had hidden meanings for those who understood Franciscan literature

St. Francis in the Desert, Giovanni Bellini, 1478; this Venetian masterpiece is filled with marvelous details — animals, birds, plants and strange rock formations — that had hidden meanings for those who understood Franciscan literature

The Polish Rider, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1655; for some reason, the Frick was the only museum I visited on this trip that did not allow photos so these images are from the public domain

The Polish Rider, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1655; for some reason, the Frick was the only museum I visited on this trip that did not allow photos so these images are from the public domain

Pietro Aretino, Titian, 1537; known as the Scourge of Princes, Aretino was the author of scurrilous verses as well as comedies, tragedies and innumerable letters

Pietro Aretino, Titian, 1537; known as the Scourge of Princes, Aretino was the author of scurrilous verses as well as comedies, tragedies and innumerable letters

Cologne, the Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening, JMW Turner, 1826; the high-keyed coloring and luminosity of this painting, now Turner's hallmarks, were criticized as gaudy by the Royal Academy in 1826

Cologne, the Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening, JMW Turner, 1826; the high-keyed coloring and luminosity of this painting, now Turner's hallmarks, were criticized as gaudy by the Royal Academy in 1826

Comtesse d'Haussonville, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1845; the artist spent 3  years capturing this intriguing expression; ranked 3rd best painting in NYC by Timeout

Comtesse d'Haussonville, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1845; the artist spent 3+ years capturing this intriguing expression; ranked 3rd best painting in NYC by Timeout

Sir Thomas More, Hans Holbein, 1527; with the pandemic, a timed reservation was required as capacity restrictions were in place; the temporary museum is quite small but full of masterpieces

Sir Thomas More, Hans Holbein, 1527; with the pandemic, a timed reservation was required as capacity restrictions were in place; the temporary museum is quite small but full of masterpieces

Lady Hamilton as Nature, George Romney, 1782; the institution’s holdings—which encompass masterworks from the Renaissance through the 19th century—have grown over the decades, more than doubling in size since the opening of the museum in 1935

Lady Hamilton as Nature, George Romney, 1782; the institution’s holdings—which encompass masterworks from the Renaissance through the 19th century—have grown over the decades, more than doubling in size since the opening of the museum in 1935

Harmony in Pink and Gray: Portrait of Lady Meux, James McNeill Whistler, 1882; Lady Meux rose from humble origins to become an actress and, through her marriage to a future baronet, one of the wealthiest women in England

Harmony in Pink and Gray: Portrait of Lady Meux, James McNeill Whistler, 1882; Lady Meux rose from humble origins to become an actress and, through her marriage to a future baronet, one of the wealthiest women in England

The White Horse, John Constable, 1819; this was the first in a series of six so called Six-Footers, depicting scenes on the River Stour, which includes his celebrated work The Hay Wain

The White Horse, John Constable, 1819; this was the first in a series of six so called Six-Footers, depicting scenes on the River Stour, which includes his celebrated work The Hay Wain

King Philip IV of Spain, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez, 1644; the museum has a 60 page guide to the individual galleries that was free and provided helpful information

King Philip IV of Spain, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez, 1644; the museum has a 60 page guide to the individual galleries that was free and provided helpful information

St. Jerome, El Greco, 1590; St. Jerome (ca. 342–420), one of the four Doctors of the Western Church, Saint Jerome was known for his Latin translation of the Bible, represented here

St. Jerome, El Greco, 1590; St. Jerome (ca. 342–420), one of the four Doctors of the Western Church, Saint Jerome was known for his Latin translation of the Bible, represented here

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