Terminal Figure of Ceres

  • 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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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.

Title
Terminal Figure of Ceres
Artist
Date
1911
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
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – France – Versailles
  • Mythology – classical – Ceres
  • Monument – statue
Object Number
1974.69.9
Palette
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