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Letter from Francis Henry Taylor, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to Helen Clay Frick, founder and Director of the Frick Art Reference Library, announcing that the Committee of the American Council of Learned Societies on Protection of Cultural Treasures in War Areas has accepted Miss Frick’s offer to put the facilities of the Library at the disposal of the Committee.
East Gallery, looking northeast, showing new hanging of paintings after many works were removed to the New Vault for protection during World War II. From left to right: "La Promenade" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, "Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan" by Paul Cézanne, "Drawing" attributed to François Boucher, "Perseus and Andromeda" by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, "The Village Orchestra" by Jean-Baptiste Pater, "Uncle Dominic" by Paul Cézanne, "The Bullfight" by Édouard Manet, "Vétheuil in Winter" by Claude-Oscar Monet, "The Rehearsal" by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, and "Comtesse Daru" by Jacques-Louis David.
East Gallery, looking northwest. From left to right: "Selina, Lady Skipwith" by Sir Joshua Reynolds, "Elizabeth, Lady Taylor" by Sir Joshua Reynolds, "Procession of Italian Comedians" by Jean-Baptiste Pater, "A Lady on Her Day Bed" by François Boucher, "Poetry" attributed to François Boucher, "Tahitian Landscape" by Paul Gauguin, and "La Promenade" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. "Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux" by James McNeill Whistler can be seen through the arched doorway in the Oval Room.
West Gallery looking west. From left to right: "Cologne: The Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening" by Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Marchesa Giovanna Cattaneo" by Anthony van Dyck, "Officer and Laughing Girl" by Johannes Vermeer, "A View of the River Maas Before Rotterdam" by Jan van de Cappelle (Follower of), "Portrait of a Young Artist" by Rembrandt van Rijn (Follower of), "Sir John Suckling" by Anthony van Dyck, "Portrait of a Genoese Noblewoman" by Anthony van Dyck, "The Deposition" by Gerard David, "Village with Water Mill among Trees" by Meyndert Hobbema, "Cows and Herdsman by a River" by Aelbert Cuyp, "River Scene: Men Dragging a Net" by Salomon van Ruysdael, "Portrait of an Elderly Man" by Frans Hals, and "The Harbor of Dieppe" by Joseph Mallord William Turner.
Exhibition created by The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Archives. Text and design by Susan Chore and Shannon Morelli.
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