After Benjamin West, Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), oil on canvas, 29 x 24 in. Photographed in 1960 in a private collection in North Carolina.
Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Lady Arabella Stuart (1575-1615), oil on canvas, 50 X 34 3/4 in. Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC.
Rembrandt Peale, George Washington, oil on canvas, 35 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. Photographed in a private collection, Pennsylvania.
Frederick Chapman, Mrs. Ichabod Babcock (Dorcas Hoxie), drawing, 9 3/4 x 7 1/2. Photographed at the Macbeth Gallery, New York in 1935.
Anson Dickinson, Goldsbrow Banyar, miniature on ivory, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. Photographed in 1935 in a private collection in New York.
George Conarroe, Portrait of a Baby, oil on canvas, 26 x 22 in. Photographed in 1935 in a private collection, Massachusetts.
Louis Léopold Boilly, Young Girl in Gray Dress, oil on canvas, 8 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. private collection.
Wyatt Eaton, Portrait of the Artist in his Studio, oil on canvas, 24 1/8 x 19 3/4 in. National Academy of Design, New York.
Pedro José Díaz, Portrait of a Young Lady Seated, oil on canvas, 41 x 29 1/2 in. C. Brunner, Paris.
American School (18th century), Mrs. Daniel Williams (Jane Oldman), pastel drawing, 15 x 12 1/4 in. Photographed in 1955 in a private collection in Rochester, NY.
John Ludlow Morton, William Charles Macready, miniature on ivory, 2 3/4 x 2 1/16 in. Photographed in a private collection, Connecticut.
Karl Millner, Silberhorn and Eigen from Mürren, oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. Photographed in 1955 in a private collection, New York.
American School, Ellen Douglas Mitchell (Mrs. Horatio Nelson Burroughs) and Caroline Mitchell, oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. Photographed in 1959 in a private collection, Philadelphia.
American School (19th century), Clipper Ship 'Azelia', oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 36 in. Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Italian School, St. James with two Female Saints, oil on panel, 20 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. Photographed in a private collection in Massachusetts in 1966.
Julius C. Rolshoven (1858-1930), circa 1885-1890, Photographs of Artists in Their Studios Collection
Emile Munier (1840-1895), circa 1885-1890, Photographs of Artists in Their Studios Collection
Gustave Wertheimer (1847-1904), circa 1885-1890, Photographs of Artists in Their Studios Collection
Jean Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), circa 1885-1890, Photographs of Artists in Their Studios Collection
Elizabeth Eleanor Greatorex (b. 1854), circa 1885-1890, Photographs of Artists in Their Studios Collection
Anson Dickinson (1779-1852), Gilbert Stuart, miniature, private collection.
Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Head of a Satyr (Study for the Louvre Painting), black and red crayon, private collection.
Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), Horseshoe Falls and Table Rock, oil on canvas, 17 5/8 x 11 5/8 in., Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY.
Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), Maple Tree, Catskill, oil on pine panel, 16 1/8 x 12 3/16 in., Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY.
Eugene Quesnet (1816-1899), Four Boys of the Lapice Family, oil on canvas, 38 x 28 1/4 in., private collection.
Jean Baptiste Defernex (c.1729-1783), Bust of a Lady, marble, private collection.
American School (1801-1850), David Knight Cady (1794-1867), ivory miniature, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.
The Frick Digital Image Archive
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Welcome to the Frick Digital Image Archive
Welcome to The Frick Collection's digital image archive. This site enables visitors to browse and download jpegs of large format digital files created through project supported by The National Endowment for the Humanities and The Henry Luce Foundation. Future online collections include related photoarchive images and documentation, book materials, Frick Collection images, and archival documents.
Helen Clay Frick Foundation Family Photo Albums
Childs Frick and Martha Frick (PS-4), 1885-1890
Album contains cabinet card portraits of Childs Frick (1883-1965) and his sister Martha Frick (1885-1891), chiefly by studio photographers in Pittsburgh and New York. Photographers include Napoleon Sarony, B.L.H. Dabbs, Gustave Aufrecht, F. Roseti, and B.J. Falk.
Italy and Switzerland (PS-7, Album 1), 1912
Contains photographs taken by Helen Clay Frick during the latter portion of the Frick family's 1912 trip abroad. Chiefly depicts locations in Italy, with some images of Switzerland at the end. Cities visited include Naples, Capri, Pompeii, Rome, Viterbo, Orvieto, Perugia, Florence, and Venice.
France, Switzerland, and Germany (PS-7, Album 2), 1905
Album contains photographs taken by Helen Clay Frick during her family's 1905 trip abroad. Images in the album were predominantly taken in France, Switzerland, and Germany, and include views of Versailles, Fontainebleau, Lake Geneva, Zurich, Baden-Baden, Munich, Regensburg, and Nuremburg. A large portion of the album is devoted to views of castles and palaces throughout France's Loire valley. People depicted in the album include Helen Clay Frick's father, Henry Clay Frick, her mother, Adelaide H.C. Frick, her brother, Childs Frick, and her governess, Marika Ogiz. A small section of images at the end of the album shows scenes around Clayton, the Frick family's Pittsburgh residence, and Eagle Rock, the family's country estate in Prides Crossing, Mass., which was under construction in 1905. Family employees James Elmore, a coachman, and Spencer Ford, a chef, occasionally appear in these photographs.
France, Spain, and Italy (PS-16), 1909
Contains photographs taken by Helen Clay Frick during the Frick family's 1909 trip abroad. Cities visited include Paris, Biarritz, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Granada, Marseille, Monaco, Florence, and Monte-Carlo. Family members appear in a handful of images, but the bulk of the views are of landscapes, historic sites, architectural monuments, and outdoor activities such as skiing, horseback riding, and a hot air balloon launch.
Photographs of Artists in Their Studios
A collection of seventy-four albumen print photographs of artists in their Paris studios circa 1885-1890. Frank W. Stokes (1858-1955), a New York artist known for his paintings of the polar regions, donated the collection to the Frick Art Reference Library in 1940. Mr. Stokes collected the photographs while he lived and studied in Paris from 1887-1892. It appears that some of the artists were fellow students, friends, and instructors of Mr. Stokes: he provided annotations on roughly one-third of the photographs, describing personal anecdotes and opinions regarding the artists. The artists pictured include Benjamin-Constant, Bonnat, Cormon, Courtois, Gérôme, Lefebvre, Munkácsy, Robert-Fleury, and Vuillefroy; and their American pupils, Bisbing, Bridgman, Dannat, Gay, Howe, Klumpke, McEwen, Melchers, Mosler, Stewart, and Weeks.
For more information about the images in this collection, view the archival finding aid.
Endangered Library Negatives of Works of Art in Private Collections
Early in its history, The Frick Art Reference Library sponsored photographic expeditions throughout the United States as well as in Europe to document works of art not previously photographed, gaining entry to collections few researchers had any hope of seeing. The 57,000 large-format negatives that comprise this collection are, for the most part, unique visual records of lesser-known and previously unpublished works of art. The most substantial section of the collection is composed of negatives from the American campaigns. Between 1922 and 1967, Frick staff photographers conducted field trips to document works of art, primarily early American portraits, in American collections. Paintings were photographed in hundreds of private homes and small public institutions in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
In May 2009, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Library a two-year grant to digitize 15,000 negatives from the American photography expeditions and develop a web-based interface for the digital images. In 2011, the Library received another NEH grant to complete the second stage of scanning and cataloging the remaining negatives in this valuable collection. As images and their metadata are uploaded to the database, they will be made available to the public on this site.