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Painting, Broken Column, Parthenon, 1869

This is a Painting. It was created by Lockwood de Forest.

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.

It is dated 1869 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is brush and oil, graphite on paperboard.

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.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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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

We have 1 video that features Painting, Broken Column, Parthenon, 1869.

Lockwood de Forest | Passion for the Exotic

Join Cooper Hewitt curators Sarah Coffin and Gail Davidson, and Lockwood de Forest scholar Roberta Mayer for three presentations celebrating the Carnegie Mansion’s newly restored Teak Room....

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

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