Modigliani Gate Post
- Luce Center Label
- 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.
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Carroll Beckwith, born Hannibal, MO 1852-died New York City 1917
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution
- oil on wood
- 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (34.9 x 26.0 cm.)
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