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The Gregory Gift

The Gregory Gift


Presenting for the first time the Alexis Gregory Gift to The Frick Collection, this exquisite publication provides illuminating insights into Gregory’s magnificently eclectic collection, cataloging his fine and decorative works of art in detail.


Twenty-eight works of art bequeathed to the Frick by Alexis Gregory range from Limoges enamels to Saint-Porchaire ware to pastels by the Venetian painter Rosalba Carriera. This remarkable gift has introduced new types of objects to the Frick: works in ivory and rhinoceros horn are the first of their kind to be held in the collection.


Gregory’s gift includes fifteen Limoges enamels, one of them produced in the workshop of Suzanne de Court, the only woman known to have led an enamel workshop in Limoges. Also part of the gift are a gilt-bronze sculpture, an ivory hilt, a pomander, ewers, saltcellars, and two clocks. Many of Gregory’s objects came from such prestigious owners as the French royal collections and the Rothschilds. Included in the publication are commentaries on each gift.


This lavishly illustrated publication accompanies an exhibition that will be on view at Frick Madison 16 February through 9 July 2023.

  • Marie-Laure Buku Pongo

    February 2023 

    Hardback, 260 x 216 mm 

    96 pages, 45 colour illus. 

    ISBN: 978-1-913645-43-4

  • About the author

    Marie-Laure Buku Pongo is the Frick’s Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts. She is a specialist in eighteenth-century French decorative arts and has worked on several exhibitions including Visitors to Versailles: Travelers, Princes, Ambassadors (1682–1789).

  • Exhibition

    Frick Madison, New York

    16 February – 9 July 2023 

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