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Barney Studio House, Interior

Barney Studio House, Interior
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Barney, Alice Pike 1857-1931
Barney Studio House (Washington, D.C.)
National Collection of Fine Arts
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Photographic print
Physical Description
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
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Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Featured in TORCH, November 1979
This interior of the Barney Studio House shows the West Studio with musicians' balcony, built primarily for architectural interest not use, and neo-Gothic original furnishings. Among the special features are "Self Portrait in Painting Robe," a circa 1894 oil on canvas by Alice Pike Barney; Mercer floor tiles; and over the fireplace, a 19th century altarpiece depicting Christ in Gloria in rondo surrounded by decorative motifs, including acanthus leaves.
Laura and Natalie Barney, daughters of artist Alice Pike Barney, donated Studio House in 1961 to the Smithsonian Institution. Studio House was an art center with a unique setting created by artist Alice Pike Barney. It is located in Sheridan Circle (2306 Massachusetts Avenue) in Washington, D.C. and was administered by the National Museum of American Art, which is now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: November 1979
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Data Source
Smithsonian Archives - History Div