"The Frick Collection in New York ranks among the worlds most prestigious private art collections. It is the legacy of Henry Clay Frick (1849 - 1919), one of the most powerful industrialists of the nineteenth century. By the time he was 30, he was a millionaire; this afforded him the luxury to follow his private obsession - collecting great works of art. By the time of his death, Frick was regarded as one of the most discriminating collectors of his age.
This book presents a selection of the most important works in the Frick Collection, as well as some of the remarkable interiors that house them, such as the Fragonard Room. Each work is presented in colour and accompanied by a succinct commentary. Each commentary provides key art historical information and fresh interpretive viewpoints. In addition, a short biography is provided on each artist, or additional information on historical background, and elements of architecture and decoration."
The paperback catalogue is 128 pages in total.
Book is in great condition internally and externally.
Previous owners name written in biro to the inside cover.
Great reference book for the art collector or dealer.