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FICK COLLECTION

Thirty-six masterpieces of the Frick Collection are part of a new exhibition at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. This is the first time the Frick Collection provides many pieces to display in another country.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique-Ingres-fahreheit

The private gallery Frick Collection is located in Central Park and was transformed into a museum after the death of the collector Henry Clay Frick in 1919. The painting star of the show, according to experts and art critics is Comtesse d’Haussonville, an oil painting of 1845 by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. The Frick Collection also includes works by Jan van Eyck, Jacob van Ruisdael, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Thomas Gainsborough, among others.

© Frick Collection

© Frick Collection

The Mauritshuis is a famous and important museum that houses several masterpieces by artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer, among others. It is one of the most famous and popular Dutch museums, receiving about 270,000 visitors a year. Due to expansion works, the exhibition was closed in 2012, however, reopening occurred on June 27, 2014. During the closure, a selection of its works was exhibited at another complex, and some of the most famous visited different countries to raise funds.

Source and images: Frick Collection

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