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Study of Old Castle and Beach At Palo


Landscape painting of ruined castle structure atop a barren hill in Palo, Italy.

Born in New York City, Elihu Vedder was known as a painter of many different subjects and was a leading symbolistic painter. Many of his paintings have dark and tragic themes.  His illustrated publication, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayya, set the standard for artist-designed books.

Artist: Elihu Vedder (1836 - 1923)

Title: Study of Old Castle and Beach At Palo

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dates: c. 1867

Dimensions: 14.75 in. x 20.75 in.

Signature/Inscription: E. Vedder; Verso

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1955.17.11

Credit: Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Tags: 19th century, american, beach, canvas, castle, italy, landscape, oil, painting, palo, vedder