Fragonard's Progress of Love (Frick Diptych Series)

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"Fragonard’s canvases never cease to find ways to draw us in. Their recent reinstallation in the Frick’s temporary home on Madison Avenue renders the modernity of their brushwork and experimental verve of their colour palette more appreciable than ever. Similarly, the canny pairing of Fragonard’s opus with the words of the British author Alan Hollinghurst opens up new interpretative ways to look afresh . . . [while] Salomon cleverly organises his text around the conceit of a play.”

—Yuriko Jackall, The Burlington Magazine, September 2022

The seventh volume in the Frick Diptych series focuses on Fragonard’s Progress of Love ensemble, a jewel in the crown of the Frick’s collection. An illuminating essay by Xavier F. Salomon is paired with a lyrical piece by the Man Booker Prize–winning author Alan Hollinghurst.

Authors: Alan Hollinghurst and Xavier F. Salomon

Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited

Hardcover, 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in., 112 pages, 55 color illustrations

ISBN: 9781911282983

Frick Diptych Series

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.