It is perhaps no surprise that Wiley’s oeuvre is a favorite among curators seeking to inject new relevance into their collection of European masters.
Margaret Gainsborough was a woman who knew her own worth.
Two members of Gainsborough’s family were killed over a financial dispute when the artist was a child. Without their deaths, it’s possible that he may never have had the chance to study painting.
On Saturday, a man wielding a screwdriver cut two long gashes into “The Morning Walk,” though conservators believe the damage can be easily repaired.
Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, on view in the East Gallery of the Frick Collection, is a gathering of ten paintings analogous to the cohort of masterpieces in the Frick’s adjacent West Gallery. Visitors are left free to consider each as representing a unique, if not significant moment in each artist’s career.