Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Frick Collection pays tribute to Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos

Virgin and Child, with Saints and Donor, 47.3cm × 61.3cm, early 1440s. Frick Collection, New York. Left to right: Saint Barbara, Jan Vos, Virgin and Child, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
For the first time in twenty-four years and only the second time in their history, two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting commissioned by the Carthusian monk Jan Vos will be reunited in a special exhibition at The Frick Collection. These works—the Frick’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, commissioned from Jan van Eyck and completed by his workshop, and The Virgin and Child with St. Barbara and Jan Vos(known as the Exeter Virgin, after its first recorded owner), painted by Petrus Christus and now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin—will be shown with a selection of objects that place them in the rich monastic context for which they were created. The exhibition pays tribute to Vos as a patron and offers insight into the role such images played in shaping monastic life in fifteenth-century Bruges. [More]

The Frick Collection: "The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos" (September 18, 2018 to January 13, 2019); East 70th Street, near Fifth Avenue; 212.288.0700;