Hall of Bronzes, Interior of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 19th Century

ID: SIA2011-1139 or 2004-10367

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Stereoscopic view

Date: circa 1875

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 25

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Summary

  • In 1972, with the acquisition of the building by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, gained additional gallery space and was renamed the Renwick Gallery of Art.
  • A stereoscopic photograph labeled "The Hall of Bronzes (looking north), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C." shows the original interior of the building, which was built in 1859 and designed by James Renwick, Jr., to house the first Corcoran Gallery of Art. On display are statutes of men and animals, and other objects of art, many of which are replicas of Greco-Roman antiquities.

Subject

  • Renwick Gallery
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art Early History

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Another negative number associated with this image is 77124, but that negative could not be located. Negative number 2004-10367 is a black and white copy negative of this image. There are several other photographs of this exhibit hall in this location.
  • See negative number SIA2008-2354 for a stereoscopic photograph of "The Hall of Bronzes (looking south)."

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 25

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

circa 1875

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Sculpture
  • Art museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Interiors
  • Bronzes
  • Statues
  • Art, Greco-Roman
  • SI Buildings

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Stereoscopic view
  • Interior
  • Exhibit

ID Number

SIA2011-1139 or 2004-10367

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 7w x 4h; Type of Image: Interior; Exhibit; Medium: Stereoscopic view

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