Painting, Broken Column, Parthenon, 1869
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from David Scott Parker as part of Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.
After spending time together in Rome late in 1868, when Frederic Church introduced the 18-year-old de Forest to antiques shopping, Church and de Forest met again in Athens the following April. While Church prepared a visual record of the Parthenon and its setting, de Forest painted beside him, sketching the same scenes in order to learn painting through observation and comparison.
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Its dimensions are
19.2 x 28.1 cm (7 9/16 x 11 1/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed in ?: Acropolis/'69/LdeF
Cite this object as
Painting, Broken Column, Parthenon, 1869; Lockwood de Forest (American, 1850–1932); brush and oil, graphite on paperboard; 19.2 x 28.1 cm (7 9/16 x 11 1/16 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2018-36-1
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.