The Frick Collection announces a new year-long installation in the Portico Gallery, Fired by Passion,inspired by the generous gift of fourteen pieces of Du Paquier porcelain made to the Frick in 2016 by Paul Sullivan and Trustee Melinda Martin Sullivan. The Sullivans are considered to have assembled the best collection of Du Paquier in private hands. The Du Paquier manufactory was established in Vienna in 1718 by Claudius Innocentius du Paquier, an entrepreneur and official at the Viennese Court, and was only the second manufactory in Europe to produce true porcelain, after the Royal Meissen Manufactory, outside Dresden. Although in operation for only twenty-five years, Du Paquier left an impressive body of inventive and often whimsical work, forging a distinct identity in the history of European porcelain production.
Press Release June 9, 2017
Fired by Passion: Masterpieces of Du Paquier Porcelain from the Sullivan Collection
Subscribe to our free e-letter!
Here are 11 of the most surprising facts about the history of the Louvre.
The exhibition of Giovanni Garzoni's work has now become a symbol of the return…
To learn about any culture, one of our greatest resources is its art, and…
Dubbed the “queen of curve,” Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi-British architect who…
This week, one lucky raffle winner is taking home her very own Picasso.