This volume in the Frick Diptych series focuses on a unique and fascinating object designed to remind its Renaissance owners of their ancient Roman forebears—Riccio’s Oil Lamp. An engrossing text by Ian Wardropper is paired with a piece by the renowned English poet James Fenton.
Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited
Hardcover, 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in., 64 pages, 34 color illustrations
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.
“Since 2018 The Frick Collection, New York, has delighted readers with its Diptych series . . . They manage to be simultaneously accessible and informative . . . while offering readers the amusing challenge of discerning the clever rationale behind each pairing.”
—Yuriko Jackall, The Burlington Magazine, September 2022
- The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited
- James Fenton and Ian Wardropper