Palazzo Barberini, Rome (Q20470753)

Label from: English (en)

artist: James Carroll Beckwith (Q2061583)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 1720

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

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)
keywords Architecture Exterior – castle – Barberini Palace

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