In the Gardens of the Villa Palmieri

  • Carroll Beckwith, In the Gardens of the Villa Palmieri, 1910, oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution, 1974.69.14

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Carroll Beckwith traveled to Rome in 1910 and also visited Florence, where he painted this scene. The Villa Palmieri is a garden outside of Florence that was built in the 1870s for an English earl. In the foreground of this painting is a large stone well with an iron frame and a copper bucket hanging from a pulley; in the background are two gateposts topped with classical urns. Painting and sculpture from the past inspired Beckwith, who disliked the modern trends in art. (Franchi and Weber, Intimate Revelations: The Art of Carroll Beckwith (1852-1917), 1999)

Title
In the Gardens of the Villa Palmieri
Artist
Date
1910
On View
Dimensions
13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (34.9 x 26.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution

Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – castle – Villa Palmieri
  • Landscape – park – Gardens of Villa Palmieri
  • Landscape – Italy – Rome
Object Number
1974.69.14
Palette
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