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Terminal Figure of Ceres

1911 Carroll Beckwith Born: Hannibal, Missouri 1852 Died: New York, New York 1917 oil on wood 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (34.9 x 26.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution 1974.69.9 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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This painting shows a statue of Ceres in a garden of Versailles, France. Ceres was the Roman goddess of harvest and fertility, and among her symbols are sheaves of grain. Carroll Beckwith created this painting in September, and the scene glows with the vibrant light of autumn.

Keywords

Landscape - France - Versailles

Monument - statue

Mythology - classical - Ceres

painting

paint - oil

wood

About Carroll Beckwith

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

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