The Frick Collection has published a new study of one of its most iconic pictures and Henry Clay Frick’s final purchase, Vermeer’s Mistress and Maid.
The publication is the second volume in the Frick Diptych Series, which pairs an essay by Margaret Iacono, the Frick’s Associate Research Curator and CODART member, with a literary piece by Academy Award-winning film director, producer and screenwriter James Ivory. The Frick Diptych Series is designed to foster critical engagement and interest specialist and non-specialist alike.
Each book in this series illuminates a single work in the Frick’s rich collection with an essay by a Frick curator paired with a contribution from a contemporary artist or writer. Vermeer’s Mistress and Maid reveals the findings of recent technical investigations on the painting and provides a revised provenance.
Vermeer’s Mistress and Maid
Margaret Iacono and James Ivory
Hardcover, 64 pages
London (D. Giles ltd.) 2018