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Pequeños tesoros de la Frick Collection (‘Small Treasures from the Frick’)

Small treasures of the Frick Collection presents an intimate show with ten works, mostly on paper, from the Frick Collection in New York. The selection includes an engraving, a watercolor, four drawings and four oil sketches, covering four centuries of artistic production, from Melencolia I of 1514, one of the most intriguing engravings by Albrecht Dürer, to the oil sketch of 1843, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, entitled The Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum. Also present in the exhibition is a drawing by Claudio de Lorena that illustrates one of its classic landscapes from the 17th century; the meticulous oil clouds studies of the eighteenth-century British painter, John Constable, and a watercolor with annotations by Eugène Delacroix illustrating his trip to Morocco in 1832. This interesting group of objects, each unique in its own right, shows a variety of schools, periods, techniques and subjects. While the landscapes of Titian, Claude, Constable and Corot present a brief overview of the traditions of this genre, the public can also enjoy curious examples of inventive imagination through the drawings of Goya, Fuseli and Liotard. The small treasures that make up the exhibition are usually not visible in the Frick, so the show reveals an unknown aspect of this great New York collection.


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