Sunday, October 3, 2021

FRICK ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT GIFT of Drawings and Pastels. Artists include: Caillebotte, Degas, Delacroix, Fragonard, Goya, Sargent, Vigée Le Brun, and Watteau

Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun Head of a Woman, 1784
Pastel on paper12 x 9 7/8 inches Promised Gift from 
the Collection of Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard 
Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr. 

THE FRICK COLLECTION announced 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 assembled an outstanding collection of European works on paper, ranging from the twentieth century and representing artists working in France, Britain  Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. They 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 acquisitions. 

 Betty and Jean-Marie Eveillard have been deeply involved with the Frick for many years, both having served as Trustees. Betty is currently the Board's Chair. 

In the fall of 2022, at its temporary Frick Madison location, the museum will present an exhibition of these extraordinary works, to be accompanied by a catalogue and public programs. WEBSITE:

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