Modigliani Gate Post

  • Carroll Beckwith, Modigliani Gate Post, 1910, oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution, 1974.69.3

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Carroll Beckwith painted this statue during his trip to Florence in October 1910. Beckwith traveled to Italy and France throughout his career, copying European paintings in the hopes of bringing the Continent’s great art traditions to America. (Franchi and Weber, Intimate Revelations: The Art of Carroll Beckwith (1852-1917), 1999) From 1910 to 1913, he focused on statues in gardens like this one, in which he revealed his love of bright, expressive color.

Title
Modigliani Gate Post
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
  • Landscape – Italy – Florence
  • Architecture – detail – gate
Object Number
1974.69.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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