Riccio's Oil Lamp (Frick Diptych Series)

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“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

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.

Authors: James Fenton and Ian Wardropper

Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited

Hardcover, 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in., 64 pages, 34 color illustrations

ISBN: 9781913875312

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.