The house museum of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, located at 1 East 70th Street in Manhattan, was a delightful find my husband and I happened to stumble upon one rainy afternoon while in New York. The Manison designed by Thomas Hastings, was built of Indiana limestone and is in part a study of architecture, and decorative arts.
Henry Clay Frick was a patron and collector of original works of art including those of Vermeer and Rembrandt, as well as numerous works of eighteenth-century British portaiture. He also acquired many objects from J. Pierpont Morgan's personal collection that included paintings by Fragonard, Limoges enamels, Servres porcelains and eighteenth-century French furniture.
I have always enjoyed visiting house museums, going back in time and being surrouned by a families legacy. The home of Henry Clay Frick, his appreciation for the arts, as well as his interior environment continue to inspire generations. The website for the Frick Collection can be found at http://www.frick.org
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