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Henry Clay Frick's collection of Limoges enamels reveals the broad range of applications to which this brilliant but delicate medium was applied in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France—from secular objects, such as portraits, a casket, and tableware, to objects of religious association, such as devotional triptychs. The majority of enamels in the Collection originally come from the estate of J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) and were purchased by Frick in 1916. The following year, Frick converted his first-floor office into a French Renaissance-style gallery to showcase his newly-acquired collection of Limoges enamels. Today, the space is known as the Enamels Room and houses several of Frick's enamels, alongside bronzes, paintings, and ceramics of the Italian Renaissance.
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The range of furniture in The Frick Collection is typical of a grand New York residence at the beginning of the twentieth century; a comparable variety of periods and places of origin could be found among the furniture in J. P. Morgan's house and library. Henry Clay Frick brought together French, Italian, and English furniture of the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, choosing examples that complemented his painting and sculpture collections. The historical pieces he acquired were interspersed with furniture designed and made especially for the house by its architects and interior designers.
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Most of the sculptures purchased by Henry Clay Frick were from the Italian Renaissance. Notable in the Collection are works by Vecchietta, Laurana, Francesco da Sangallo, Antonio Pollaiuolo, Riccio, and Severo da Ravenna. Frick's earliest purchases of French sculpture seem to have been chosen to fit in with the decorative schemes of the house. Evidently, the first sculpture he bought, in 1914, was the Lemoyne Garden Vase for the interior courtyard; later he obtained remarkable works by Coysevox, Houdon, and Clodion. A number of splendid early North European sculptures are also in the Collection, above all the bust of the Duke of Alba by Jonghelinck, the Multscher reliquary bust, and bronzes traditionally ascribed to Adriaen de Vries and Hubert Gerhard.
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The small but impressive collection of textiles includes, most notably, two magnificent carpets from the court of the Mughal emperors and two eighteenth-century tapestries by Peter van den Hecke depicting scenes from Don Quixote.
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The Frick Collection includes forty exceptionally fine drawings by such masters as Pisanello, Altdorfer, Rubens, Claude, Rembrandt, Greuze, Gainsborough, Stubbs, Goya, Redouté, Ingres, Corot, Degas, and Whistler. Included in the impressive group of fifty-nine prints are four superb impressions by Dürer, three engravings by Van Dyck, eleven of Rembrandt's most celebrated etchings and drypoints, thirteen of Meryon's pivotal Etchings of Paris, twelve Whistler prints comprising the First Venice Set, and twelve eighteenth-century English reproductive portrait prints.