Terminal Figure of Ceres

Media - 1974.69.9 - SAAM-1974.69.9_1 - 49057
Copied Carroll Beckwith, Terminal Figure of Ceres, 1911, oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution, 1974.69.9
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Artwork Details

Title
Terminal Figure of Ceres
Date
1911
Dimensions
13 3410 14 in. (34.926.0 cm.)
Credit Line
Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape — France — Versailles
  • Monument — statue
  • Mythology — classical — Ceres
Object Number
1974.69.9

Artwork Description

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.