In the Gardens of the Villa Palmieri

Media - 1974.69.14 - SAAM-1974.69.14_1 - 4617
Copied Carroll Beckwith, In the Gardens of the Villa Palmieri, 1910, oil on wood, 13 3410 14 in. (34.926.0 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution, 1974.69.14
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Artwork Details

Title
In the Gardens of the Villa Palmieri
Date
1910
Dimensions
13 3410 14 in. (34.926.0 cm.)
Credit Line
Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape — park — Gardens of Villa Palmieri
  • Landscape — Italy — Rome
  • Architecture Exterior — castle — Villa Palmieri
Object Number
1974.69.14

Artwork Description

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)