Ingres's 'Comtesse d'Haussonville' from The Frick Collection
The Norton Simon Museum is delighted to announce the arrival this fall of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s magnificent painting Comtesse d’Haussonville, 1845, on loan from The Frick Collection in New York.
This portrait of the comtesse, a young woman known as Louise, Princess de Broglie (1818–1882), is the first loan from the Frick in an art exchange program between the venerable New York institution and the Norton Simon foundations. Comtesse d’Haussonville will be on view at the Museum from October 30, 2009, through January 25, 2010.
In February 2009, the Museum sent to the Frick five of its masterpieces—Jacopo Bassano’s Flight into Egypt, c. 1544–45; Peter Paul Rubens’s Holy Women at the Sepulchre, c. 1611–14; Guercino’s Aldrovandi Dog, c. 1625; Francisco de Zurbarán’s Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose, 1633; and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s Birth of St. John the Baptist, c. 1655. Masterpieces of European Art from the Norton Simon Museum, on view through May 10, is organized by Colin B. Bailey, Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection, and Carol Togneri, Chief Curator of the Norton Simon Museum, with Margaret Iacono, Assistant Curator of the Frick Collection. A fully illustrated publication, with an essay by Norton Simon Museum Senior Curator Sara Campbell, accompanies the New York installation.