A Visit to the Frick Collection

We were recently fortunate enough to have a private tour of the Frick Collection, where we learned about various Old Master painters and portraiture. One of the most interesting aspects of the collection was that it was kept in the house of Henry Clay Frick, with features such as servant bell buttons and even light switches still intact. The temporary exhibition on during our visit juxtaposed 18th Century Meissen porcelain with contemporary porcelain sculptures; it was fun to try and spot the modern pieces, and to notice quirky arrangements of the older works. The highlight of the trip, however, was undoubtedly our journey into the Frick’s basement: after countless stairs and corridors devoted to art storage and restoration, we finally reached the wood-panelled games room of Henry Clay Frick, complete with its 19th Century billiards table and bowling alley!