Dulwich Picture Gallery holds one of the world's major collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century paintings. The exhibition, which heralds the Gallery’s bicentenary in 2011, reintroduces American audiences to this institution’s collection through an exceptional group of works, to be shown exclusively at the Frick through May 30, 2010.
The signature masterpieces, many of which have not been on view in the United States in recent years, and, in some cases, never in New York City, are: Rembrandt van Rijn’s A Girl at a Window, 1645; Sir Anthony Van Dyck’sSamson and Delilah, c. 1619–20; Thomas Gainsborough’s Elizabeth and Mary Linley — The Linley Sisters, 1771–72; Sir Peter Lely’s Nymphs by a Fountain, c. 1650; Canaletto’s Old Walton Bridge, 1754; Gerrit Dou’s A Woman Playing a Clavichord, c. 1665; Antoine Watteau’s Les Plaisirs du Bal, c. 1717; Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s The Flower Girl — Spring,1665–70; and Nicolas Poussin’s The Nurture of Jupiter, c. 1636–37.
The exhibition, in the Frick’s Oval Room and Garden Court, is co-organized by Colin B. Bailey, Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick, and Xavier F. Salomon, Arturo and Holly Melosi Chief Curator at Dulwich. A fully illustrated catalogue, written by Dr. Salomon, features an essay on the origins of the collection at Dulwich as well as comprehensive entries on the nine works.
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