Objects of Desire

Sarah Hall, director of curatorial affairs, or a member of the Frick's curatorial or education staff, periodically publishes an essay about one of the works in the permanent collection. Click on the links below to read more about each of these works.

Steen  

Jan Steen (Dutch, 1625/6-1679), The Music Lesson, 17th century. Oil on panel, 12 ½ x 10 inches. Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, 1973.32.

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Harnett  

William Michael Harnett (1848–1892),
Still Life (detail), 1890. Oil on panel.

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hawkes  

T.G. Hawkes and Company, Corning, NY. Russian-pattern Punchbowl, c. 1890. Cut glass. Frick Art & Historical Center, 1986.150a-b.

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Mintons   Mintons Limited, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Dessert Plate, 1880. Porcelain with overglaze enamels and gilt. Frick Art & Historical Center, 1986.24.

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Chinese   Chinese (Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Quianlong mark and period, 1736–1795) Famille Rose Vase. Porcelain with overglaze enamels. 20 1/8” H. 1970.12

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Melzi  

Francesco Melzi (Italian, Milan, 1491/93-1570),
Madonna and Child in a Jasmine Bower (detail).
Oil on panel. Frick Art & Historical Center 1970.33

Purchased 1965 by Helen Clay Frick

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Kuzimichev  

Antip Ivanovich Kuzimichev
(Russian, 1856–1917), Tea Set, 1892
for Tiffany & Co., New York, New York.

Silver gilt, enamel, ivory. Monogrammed AHCF.Marked on bottom of tray: A.A/88/MADE FOR TIFFANY & Co/A.K.1892.
Frick Art & Historical Center

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Boucher   François Boucher (French, 1703–1770). Pastorale: A Peasant Boy Fishing (L’heureux pêcheur) (detail), c 1732-36. Oil on canvas, 95 x 67 in. Frick Art & Historical Center.

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Latz   Jean-Pierre Latz (French, born Germany, c. 1691–1754) and Francois Duhamel (French, 18th century).  Parlor Organ, c. 1750. Marquetry of various woods. gilt bronze (ormolu) mounts, petit point pedal.
Frick Art & Historical Center, 1970.24.


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diPaolo   Giovanni di Paolo (Sienese, c. 1398-1483).  Nativity (detail),
c. 1426-1440.

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