The Breakers, Newport, RI Photos

The Breakers (1893-5) (aka Edward J. Berwind House) is in the Beaux Arts style of a 16th C palace of Genoa or Turin. Designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt, this House Museum is on the National Register and run by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

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The Breakers. Newport, RI.Ocean-side facade of The Breakers in style of 16th C palace of Genoa or Turin. Newport, RI.Loggia facade at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Loggia mosaic ceiling at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
The Breakers (1893-5). Newport, RI. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Richard Morris Hunt. On National Register.Ocean-side facade of The Breakers (aka Edward J. Berwind House) in style of 16th C palace of Genoa or Turin. Newport, RI.Loggia facade at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Loggia mosaic ceiling at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Carved relief symbols of seasons, arts & commerce on Loggia facade at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Carved relief symbols of seasons, arts & commerce on Loggia facade at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Veranda facade at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Corner perspective of The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Carved relief symbols of seasons, arts & commerce on Loggia facade at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Carved relief symbols of seasons, arts & commerce on Loggia facade at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Veranda facade at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Corner perspective of The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Round pergola facade of exterior of Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Pergola perimeter at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Porte-cochère entrance at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Lampstand at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Round pergola facade of exterior of Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Pergola perimeter at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Porte-cochère entrance at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Lampstand at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Bronze base of lampstand at The Breakers. Newport, RI.The Breakers sculpted bronze lamp post. Newport, RI.The Breakers Children's House porch columns carved figures of bagpiper & player with mask. Newport, RI.Entrance gate at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Bronze base of lampstand at The Breakers. Newport, RI.The Breakers sculpted bronze lamp post. Newport, RI.The Breakers Children's House porch columns carved figures of bagpiper & player with mask. Newport, RI.Entrance gate at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Entrance gate at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Waves break on rocks seen from The Breakers. Newport, RI.Cliff walk curves past The Breakers. Newport, RI.Italian Renaissance style Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Entrance gate at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Waves break on rocks seen from The Breakers. Newport, RI.Cliff walk curves past The Breakers. Newport, RI.Italian Renaissance style Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Detail of Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Great Hall ceiling details at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Vanderbilt family medallion with acorns & oak leaves symbolic of strength & longevity on Great Hall ceiling at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Use of colored marbles in Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Detail of Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Great Hall ceiling details at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Vanderbilt family medallion with acorns & oak leaves symbolic of strength & longevity on Great Hall ceiling at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Use of colored marbles in Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Neoclassical details in Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Bronze chandelier in Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Bronze chandelier in Great Hall over stairway banister at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Roman-style marble bust at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Neoclassical details in Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Bronze chandelier in Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Bronze chandelier in Great Hall over stairway banister at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Roman-style marble bust at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Ormolu-mounted Swedish Porphyry vase by Alfred Beurdeley fils, Paris replica of one in Louvre in Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Detail of bronze candelabra column in Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Loggia ceiling detail at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Tapestry over Grand Staircase with railings of bronze & wrought iron at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Ormolu-mounted Swedish Porphyry vase (c1895) by Alfred Beurdeley fils, Paris replica of one in Louvre in Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Detail of bronze candelabra column in Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Loggia ceiling detail at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Tapestry over Grand Staircase with railings of bronze & wrought iron at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Tapestry seen through second floor hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Flemish tapestry & portrait over landing of Grand Staircase at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Alexander the Great receiving homage & tribute Flemish tapestry by Karel van Mander at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Portrait of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II by Spanish artist Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Tapestry seen through second floor hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Flemish tapestry & portrait over landing of Grand Staircase at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Alexander the Great receiving homage & tribute Flemish tapestry (1619) by Karel van Mander at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Portrait of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1880) by Spanish artist Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Fireplace alcove by Karl Bitter off Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Arcade ceiling at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast Room mantelpiece of Paonazetto Italian marble with mantle clock at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Fireplace alcove by Karl Bitter off Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Arcade ceiling at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast Room mantelpiece of Paonazetto Italian marble with mantle clock at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Cabinet with collection of 16th-century Venetian glass in Breakfast Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast Room sideboard by J. Allard et Fils of Paris in Louis XV / Empire Revival style at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast Room Rococo ceiling detail at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast Room Rococo wall design at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Cabinet with collection of 16th-century Venetian glass in Breakfast Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast Room sideboard (1895) by J. Allard et Fils of Paris in Louis XV / Empire Revival style at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast Room Rococo ceiling detail at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast Room Rococo wall design at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Dining Room fireplace in grey marble at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Highly decorated ceiling surround in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Ceiling details in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Dining Room fireplace in grey marble at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Highly decorated ceiling surround in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Ceiling details in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Blue & white bisque medallion with classical scene in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Blue & white bisque medallion with classical scene in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Dining Room crystal chandelier by Cristalleries Baccarat of Paris at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Goddess Aurora Heralding the Dawn ceiling painting in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Blue & white bisque medallion with classical scene in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Blue & white bisque medallion with classical scene in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Dining Room crystal chandelier by Cristalleries Baccarat of Paris at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Goddess Aurora Heralding the Dawn ceiling painting in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Dining room painting of romantic scene at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Billiard Room fireplace at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Massive lighting fixture of hand-wrought bronze above billiards table in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mantle clock with neo-Egyptian base supporting battle scene in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Dining room painting of romantic scene at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Billiard Room fireplace at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Massive lighting fixture of hand-wrought bronze above billiards table in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mantle clock with neo-Egyptian base supporting battle scene in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Billiard Room ceiling with Roman style mosaic of woman & small children in a public bath at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Billiard Room ceiling with Roman style mosaic of woman & small children in a public bath at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Billiard Room marble wall details at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Painting of horse-drawn coach & riders in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Billiard Room ceiling with Roman style mosaic of woman & small children in a public bath at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Billiard Room ceiling with Roman style mosaic of woman & small children in a public bath at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Billiard Room marble wall details at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Painting of horse-drawn coach & riders in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Marble bust in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Wall sconce with opalescent glass inserts by Louis Comfort Tiffany in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mosaic floor detail in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mosaic floor detail in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Marble bust in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Wall sconce with opalescent glass inserts (1895) by Louis Comfort Tiffany in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mosaic floor detail in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mosaic floor detail in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Seating area in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.English weighing chair to register person's weight in stones in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Ceiling painted with octagonal allegory of the four seasons in Morning Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Morning Room designed by Richard Van der Boyen & constructed in France by J. Allard et Fils installed at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Seating area in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.English weighing chair to register person's weight in stones (19th C) in Billiard Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Ceiling painted with octagonal allegory of the four seasons in Morning Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Morning Room designed by Richard Van der Boyen & constructed in France by J. Allard et Fils installed at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Morning Room ceiling detail at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Late Renaissance style decoration around mirror in Morning Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Morning Room fireplace & sitting area at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Late Renaissance style Morning Room fireplace made in France at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Morning Room ceiling detail at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Late Renaissance style decoration around mirror in Morning Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Morning Room fireplace & sitting area at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Late Renaissance style Morning Room fireplace made in France at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Late Renaissance style fireplace shield with lion holding garland in Morning Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Muses of classical mythology on corner wall paintings of Morning Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II by John Singer Sargent at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Portrait of Countess Laszlo Szechenyi by Philip Alexius de Laszlo de Lombos at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Late Renaissance style fireplace shield with lion holding garland in Morning Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Muses of classical mythology on corner wall paintings of Morning Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1890) by John Singer Sargent at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Portrait of Countess Laszlo Szechenyi (Gladys Moore Vanderbilt) (1921) by Philip Alexius de Laszlo de Lombos at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Portrait of man with eyepatch by Philip Alexius de Laszlo de Lombos at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Music Room designed by Richard Van der Boyen & constructed in France by J. Allard et Fils installed at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Music Room fireplace at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Music Room fireplace & sitting area at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Portrait of man with eyepatch (1931) by Philip Alexius de Laszlo de Lombos at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Music Room designed by Richard Van der Boyen & constructed in France by J. Allard et Fils installed at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Music Room fireplace at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Music Room fireplace & sitting area at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Flower arrangement in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Detail of columns in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mirror in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Allegorical figures in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Flower arrangement in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Detail of columns in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mirror in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Allegorical figures in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Stone inserts in wall of Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Coffered ceiling in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Allegorical ceiling painting celebrating Music, Harmony, Song, & Melody in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Pianos in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Stone inserts in wall of Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Coffered ceiling in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Allegorical ceiling painting celebrating Music, Harmony, Song, & Melody in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Pianos in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
French Empire mahogany ormolu-mounted inlaid piano by Beckers in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Grand piano by Steinway & Sons of New York in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Card table in Library Alcove at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Tall clock in Library Alcove at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
French Empire mahogany ormolu-mounted inlaid piano (c1820) by Beckers in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Grand piano by Steinway & Sons of New York in Music Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Card table in Library Alcove at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Tall clock in Library Alcove at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Library ceiling at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Renaissance style Library at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Stone fireplace from Chateau d'Arnay le Duc of Burgundy, France in Library at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Stone fireplace from Chateau d'Arnay le Duc of Burgundy, France in Library at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Library ceiling at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Renaissance style Library at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Stone fireplace (16th C) from Chateau d'Arnay le Duc of Burgundy, France in Library at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Stone fireplace (16th C) from Chateau d'Arnay le Duc of Burgundy, France in Library at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Books of the Vanderbilts & silver vessels in Library at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Decorative detail in Library at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Pendulum wall clock at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Countess László Széchényi Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Books of the Vanderbilts & silver vessels in Library at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Decorative detail in Library at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Pendulum wall clock at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Countess László Széchényi Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Silver perfume bottles in Countess Széchényi Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom fireplace at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Work chair in Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Silver perfume bottles in Countess Széchényi Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom fireplace at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Work chair in Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Double oil lamp & oriental jars in Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Candlestick telephone with buttons to connect to other extensions & staff call buttons in Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Cornelius Vanderbilt portrait at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Vanderbilt closet with hangers to lift clothes to higher rack at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Double oil lamp & oriental jars in Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Candlestick telephone with buttons to connect to other extensions & staff call buttons in Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Cornelius Vanderbilt portrait at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Vanderbilt closet with hangers to lift clothes to higher rack at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Cut glass pitcher & basin at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mr. Vanderbilt's bathroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mr. Vanderbilt's bathroom taps for fresh & salt water at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mr. Vanderbilt's sits bath & woven hamper at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Cut glass pitcher & basin at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mr. Vanderbilt's bathroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mr. Vanderbilt's bathroom taps for fresh & salt water at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Mr. Vanderbilt's sits bath & woven hamper at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Mrs. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Work chair with table in Mrs. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Closet with hangers designed to lift clothes to higher hooks at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Maid's room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Mrs. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Work chair with table in Mrs. Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Closet with hangers designed to lift clothes to higher hooks at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Maid's room at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Gertrude Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt at age of 5 by Spanish artist Madrazzo at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt in her bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Cameo Glass Bottle-shaped Vase attrib. Thomas Webb & Sons at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Gertrude Vanderbilt's Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt at age of 5 (1880) by Spanish artist Madrazzo at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt in her bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Cameo Glass Bottle-shaped Vase (c1880) attrib. Thomas Webb & Sons at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
View of ocean from Upper Loggia at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Upper Loggia ceiling painted to mimic an awning at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Upper Loggia ceiling painted to mimic an awning at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Wicker furniture on Upper Loggia at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
View of ocean from Upper Loggia at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Upper Loggia ceiling painted to mimic an awning at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Upper Loggia ceiling painted to mimic an awning at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Wicker furniture on Upper Loggia at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Wicker chairs including triangular stool on Upper Loggia at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Wicker rocking chair on Upper Loggia at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Guest Bedroom fireplace with mantle clock at The Breakers. Newport, RI.French mantel clock by Delesalle in Guest Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Wicker chairs including triangular stool on Upper Loggia at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Wicker rocking chair on Upper Loggia at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Guest Bedroom fireplace with mantle clock at The Breakers. Newport, RI.French mantel clock by Delesalle in Guest Bedroom at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Guest Bedroom wall decoration at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Guest Bedroom wallpaper detail at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Guest Bedroom writing desk, table & dressers at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Kitchen with copper pots at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Guest Bedroom wall decoration at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Guest Bedroom wallpaper detail at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Guest Bedroom writing desk, table & dressers at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Kitchen with copper pots at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Copper pots & pans in kitchen at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Kitchen ranges by Duparquet, Huot & Moneuse Co. at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Specialized Kitchen ranges by Duparquet, Huot & Moneuse Co. at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Clockwork mechanism on kitchen range by Duparquet, Huot & Moneuse Co. at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Copper pots & pans in kitchen at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Kitchen ranges by Duparquet, Huot & Moneuse Co. at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Specialized Kitchen ranges by Duparquet, Huot & Moneuse Co. at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Clockwork mechanism on kitchen range by Duparquet, Huot & Moneuse Co. at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Kitchen cake & bread boxes at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Pantry area at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Pantry area at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Gas & electric lamp fixture at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Kitchen cake & bread boxes at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Pantry area at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Pantry area at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Gas & electric lamp fixture at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Monogrammed dinner service made for John Wolfe of The Reefs, a Newport mansion destroyed by fire in 1942, at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Monogrammed dinner plate made for John Wolfe of The Reefs, a Newport mansion destroyed by fire in 1942, at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast service at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Porcelain egg cups at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Monogrammed dinner service (c1880) made for John Wolfe of The Reefs, a Newport mansion destroyed by fire in 1942, at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Monogrammed dinner plate (c1880) made for John Wolfe of The Reefs, a Newport mansion destroyed by fire in 1942, at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Breakfast service at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Porcelain egg cups at The Breakers. Newport, RI.
Servants call indicator panel at The Breakers. Newport, RI.


Servants call indicator panel at The Breakers. Newport, RI.



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