Palazzo Barberini, Rome

Media - 1974.69.6 - SAAM-1974.69.6_1 - 4611
Copied Carroll Beckwith, Palazzo Barberini, Rome, ca. 1910, oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution, 1974.69.6
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Artwork Details

Title
Palazzo Barberini, Rome
Date
ca. 1910
Dimensions
8 344 34 in. (22.212.1 cm.)
Credit Line
Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior — castle — Barberini Palace
Object Number
1974.69.6

Artwork Description

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)