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Palazzo Barberini, Rome

ca. 1910 Carroll Beckwith Born: Hannibal, Missouri 1852 Died: New York, New York 1917 oil on wood 8 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (22.2 x 12.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution 1974.69.6 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 5A


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The imposing building in this painting was the home of the Barberinis, a wealthy family who held political and religious offices in Rome in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In 1910, Carroll Beckwith lived in Rome, where he captured in his paintings the effects of light on the landscape. Beckwith believed in the importance of studying the art of the past and felt that modernism was “doing untold injury to . . . the art training of the youth of America.” (Franchi and Weber, Intimate Revelations: The Art of Carroll Beckwith (1852-1917), 1999)

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - castle - Barberini Palace

Cityscape - Italy - Rome

painting

paint - oil

wood

About Carroll Beckwith

Born: Hannibal, Missouri 1852 Died: New York, New York 1917

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