James Chillman at Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola, Italy
Dr. James Chillman, professor of Art at the William M. Rice Institute, as well as director for Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts. William, wearing a suit, overcoat, and hat, is standing next to a statue in the gardens of the Palazzo Farnese, or Villa Farnese, located in Caprarola, Italy. The statue shows a female figure holding several birds to her breasts, and the large pedestal includes a gargoyle-like head, the mouth of which serves as a spout for the basin below. A stone arch can be seen behind Chillman, and there are large trees in the background and foliage in the foreground. Written on the border of the photograph: '3 5/8'' ' and ".22-1.50-1.28, 83%". Photograph was taken by Bob Yeargin. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
Dr. James Chillman was Professor of Fine Arts (then included in the Department of Architecture) at the William M. Rice Institute, and first director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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