The colorful earthenware known as faience is an especially appealing category of French ceramics. Beginning this fall, the Frick Collection is exhibiting one of the finest private collections of early faience.
Still flushed with national pride after the War of 1812, the North Carolina legislature decided to commission a statue of George Washington for the state capitol in late 1815.
Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons at the Frick Collection
Portrait medals at the Frick.
Vitreous, white, and often delicately translucent, porcelain was invented in China as early as the seventh century, but Western attempts to reproduce the Chinese miracle failed until the dawn of the eighteenth century, when the Saxon ruler Augustus the Strong pressed into his service the young Berlin alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger and commanded him to enrich the Saxon coffers by …