"New York's Frick Collection" Frick Collection Tip by Paul2001

Frick Collection, New York City: 20 reviews and 21 photos

  Courtyard of the Frick Collection
by Paul2001

The Frick Collection was one of the my great surprises when I last visited New York. I had no idea that it was this good. The collection that you see hear is the work of industralist Henry Clay Frick. If it is not the largest private collection in the world, it is certainly one of the richest as the quality of the pieces exhibited here is astounding. There are very important pieces by Rembrandt, El Greco, Bellini and most importantly for me Vermeer. There are actually three works by Vermeer here, which is quite something when you consider that there are 36 pieces in the world attributed to the great Dutch painter. There is also an abundance of decorative works if you tire of the fine paintings, with Chinese vases and statues included.
The collection is held in a mansion built in 1914 and was disigned in a 18th century French style. The building gives you the impression that you are visiting an extremely wealthy man's home instead of an art museum.

Address: 1 East 70 Street
Directions: Just off of Fifth Avenure in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York.
Phone: 212-288-0700
Website: http://www.frick.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 6, 2003
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