Thursday, July 7, 2011

Face-off at the Frick

I visited The Frick Collection in New York a few years ago -- and bought a paperweight of Holbein's Thomas More portrait. This blog's post on the portraits of Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell, facing off with a fireplace between them, provides some analysis of Holbein's art and of the men.


  1. Certain museum keepers have a sense of humor. I too am amused at these portraits whenever I visit the Frick. I've seen this kind of wit before, in other places.

  2. Interesting blog. One big difference between the portraits is the chain of office - Cromwell doesn't wear one.

    Ad Imaginem doesn't allow comments on the blog. Is she aware of that?

  3. @shtove: she is aware and explains why on her blog