New York (April 26, 2023)—The Frick Collection expands its popular Diptych series with four new titles—two already available, two to be published this summer. The books focus on Titian’s Portrait of a Man in a Red Hat, a bronze oil lamp modeled by Riccio, Bronzino’s Lodovico Capponi, and the recently acquired pastel Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume by Rosalba Carriera, all from the Frick’s permanent collection.
These 2023 publications—bringing the number of titles in the Diptych series to thirteen—provide fresh perspectives on Frick artworks by pairing art historical essays with contributions from contemporary cultural figures.
Currently available in the Museum Shop at Frick Madison and online, Titian’s Man in a Red Hat focuses on an exquisite Italian Renaissance portrait from the 1510s. The book pairs an essay by the Frick’s Assistant Curator of Sculpture, Giulio Dalvit, with a selection of portraits by artist Elizabeth Peyton that traces her engagement with Titian over many decades. Pairing an engrossing essay by Ian Wardropper, the Frick’s Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director, with a new poem by renowned English poet and critic James Fenton, Riccio’s Oil Lamp spotlights a Renaissance masterpiece in bronze. Bronzino’s Lodovico Capponi examines an enigmatic Renaissance portrait, pairing an essay by Frick Curator Aimee Ng with a moving piece by acclaimed author, critic, and essayist Daniel Mendelsohn. Finally, with an essay by Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, and text by Swiss artist Nicolas Party, Rosalba Carriera’s Man in Pilgrim’s Costume explores a spectacular eighteenth-century pastel bequeathed to the museum in 2020 by Alexis Gregory, the founder of Vendome Press.