Rough Point, Newport, RI Photos

Rough Point (1887-92) is a mansion (680 Bellevue Ave.) originally built for Frederick William Vanderbilt by architects Peabody & Stearns. It later became the estate of heiress Doris Duke who founded and financed the Newport Restoration Foundation which bought, restored and saved many of the heritage buildings in the city of Newport, RI. Doris Duke's Rough Point is now run as a very impressive house and art museum by the Newport Restoration Foundation.

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Rough Point built for Frederick William Vanderbilt. Newport, RI.Red sandstone oceanside facade of Rough Point. Newport, RI.Rear garden against Rough Point facade. Newport, RI.Facade details at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Rough Point (1887-92) (680 Bellevue Ave.) built for Frederick William Vanderbilt. Newport, RI. Architect: Peabody & Stearns.Red sandstone oceanside facade of Rough Point. Newport, RI.Rear garden against Rough Point facade. Newport, RI.Facade details at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Rough Point, estate of Doris Duke, now run as a museum by Newport Restoration Foundation. Newport, RI.Facade details at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Exterior lamp at Rough Point. Newport, RI.View of Middletown, RI from Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Rough Point, estate of Doris Duke, now run as a museum by Newport Restoration Foundation. Newport, RI.Facade details at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Exterior lamp at Rough Point. Newport, RI.View of Middletown, RI from Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Newport Cliff Walk shoreline & mansions seen from Rough Point. Newport, RI.Newport Cliff Walk footbridge crosses property at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Oceanfront garden by Frederick Law Olmsted's firm at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Rocks which form Rough Point after which Duke House is named. Newport, RI.
Newport Cliff Walk shoreline & mansions seen from Rough Point. Newport, RI.Newport Cliff Walk footbridge crosses property at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Oceanfront garden by Frederick Law Olmsted's firm at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Rocks which form Rough Point after which Duke House is named. Newport, RI.
Great Staircase with portraits by old masters & at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Stained glass windows with crests of Magna Carta signatories installed by Horace Trumbauer during renovations at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Details of heraldic crests of Magna Carta Windows at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Details of heraldic crests of Magna Carta Windows at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Great Staircase with portraits by old masters & at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Stained glass windows with crests of Magna Carta signatories installed by Horace Trumbauer during renovations(1922-3) at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Details of heraldic crests of Magna Carta Windows at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Details of heraldic crests of Magna Carta Windows at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Portrait of Charles II by circle of Sir Anthony Van Dyck at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Caroline, 4th Duchess of Marlborough portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Marchioness of Wellesley painting by John Hoppner at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Mrs. Charlotte Denison portrait by John Hoppner at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Portrait of Charles II (c1641) by circle of Sir Anthony Van Dyck at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Caroline, 4th Duchess of Marlborough portrait (c1776) by Sir Joshua Reynolds at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Marchioness of Wellesley painting (1798) by John Hoppner at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Mrs. Charlotte Denison portrait (c1797) by John Hoppner at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Painting of young Doris Duke by John Da Costa at Rough Point. Newport, RI.One of many flower arrangements at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Reliquary at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Great staircase hall ceiling at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Painting of young Doris Duke (1924) by John Da Costa at Rough Point. Newport, RI.One of many flower arrangements at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Reliquary at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Great staircase hall ceiling at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Detail of Scipio Africanus: Battle of Zama tapestry from Brussels at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Detail of Scipio Africanus: Battle of Zama tapestry from Brussels at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Dining room fireplace & sitting area with French Regency furniture at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Flemish tapestry in dining room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Detail of Scipio Africanus: Battle of Zama tapestry (late 16th C) from Brussels at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Detail of Scipio Africanus: Battle of Zama tapestry (late 16th C) from Brussels at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Dining room fireplace & sitting area with French Regency furniture at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Flemish tapestry (1550s) in dining room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
The Annunciation painting by Jacopo Palma il Vecchio at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Round side table with ceramic antiques in dining room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Regence Savonnerie four paneled screen with Fable de La Fontaine carpets mounted on panels over sofa with Brussels Tapestry at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Detail of Regence Savonnerie screen showing de La Fontaine fable of sour grapes at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
The Annunciation painting (c1520) by Jacopo Palma il Vecchio at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Round side table with ceramic antiques in dining room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Regence Savonnerie four paneled screen with Fable de La Fontaine carpets mounted on panels (c1720) over sofa with Brussels Tapestry (late 17th C) at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Detail of Regence Savonnerie screen (c1720) showing de La Fontaine fable of sour grapes at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Boy standing beside table Italian painting over antique chest at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Dining room table with silver swan centerpiece at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Silver centerpiece in shape of swan by Tiffany & Co. at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Reproduction valence made by volunteers at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Boy standing beside table Italian painting (c1556) over antique chest at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Dining room table with silver swan centerpiece at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Silver centerpiece in shape of swan (1874) by Tiffany & Co. at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Reproduction valence made by volunteers at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Morning Room with oak paneling over fireplace at Rough Point. Newport, RI.South German Baroque desk in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Sofa with pillows written with humorous sayings as placed by Doris Duke in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI."Familiarity breeds" & "My Decision is Maybe and That's Final" pillows in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Morning Room with oak paneling over fireplace at Rough Point. Newport, RI.South German Baroque desk (early 18th C) in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Sofa with pillows written with humorous sayings as placed by Doris Duke in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI."Familiarity breeds" & "My Decision is Maybe and That's Final" pillows in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Portrait of a Lady by Joseph Highmore over chest & other antiques in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Two portraits, Mrs. Hays & Mrs. Sarah Amsinck in style of Sir Joshua Reynolds in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of Mrs. Hays in style of Sir Joshua Reynolds at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of Mrs. Sarah Amsinck in style of Sir Joshua Reynolds at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Portrait of a Lady (1618-80) by Joseph Highmore over chest (18th C) & other antiques in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Two portraits, Mrs. Hays (above) & Mrs. Sarah Amsinck in style of Sir Joshua Reynolds in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of Mrs. Hays (c1760) in style of Sir Joshua Reynolds at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of Mrs. Sarah Amsinck (c1755) in style of Sir Joshua Reynolds at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Visit of the Stadtholder Prince Frederik to Fleet of the States General at Dordrecht in 1646 painting by Jan Van de Cappelle at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Shipping in an Estuary with Bathers in Foreground painting possibly by Salvator Rosa of Italy at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Great Hall at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Great Hall gallery was used as a ballroom when Rough Point was built by the Vanderbilt family. Newport, RI.
Visit of the Stadtholder Prince Frederik to Fleet of the States General at Dordrecht in 1646 painting (c1649) by Jan Van de Cappelle at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Shipping in an Estuary with Bathers in Foreground painting (c1650 ) possibly by Salvator Rosa of Italy at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Great Hall at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Great Hall gallery was used as a ballroom when Rough Point was built by the Vanderbilt family. Newport, RI.
Great Hall fireplace flanked by art from collection of Doris Duke & her father, James B. Duke at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Great Hall ceiling at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Brussels gothic tapestry with courting scenes in Great Hall at Rough Point. Newport, RI.3 German religious paintings show Sts. Peter & Paul surrounded by a crowd of Roman Soldiers; St Julian the Hospitaler with a Carthusian Monk; Peter & Simon Magus before Emperor Nero in Rome, above a sorcerer and two devils at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Great Hall fireplace flanked by art from collection of Doris Duke & her father, James B. Duke at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Great Hall ceiling at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Brussels gothic tapestry with courting scenes (c1510) in Great Hall at Rough Point. Newport, RI.3 German religious paintings (16th C) show Sts. Peter & Paul surrounded by a crowd of Roman Soldiers; St Julian the Hospitaler with a Carthusian Monk; Peter & Simon Magus before Emperor Nero in Rome, above a sorcerer and two devils at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Finding of Moses painting by Genoese School at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Lady in Pearls painting by Ferdinand Bol of Amsterdam at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of a Lady by circle of Michael John Wright at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of Charles I attrib. Jan Mijtens at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Finding of Moses painting (17th C) by Genoese School at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Lady in Pearls painting (c1650) by Ferdinand Bol of Amsterdam at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of a Lady (17th C) by circle of Michael John Wright at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of Charles I (17th C) attrib. Jan Mijtens at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Portrait of Mountjoy Blount, Earl of Newport & George, Lord Goring by Sir Anthony Van Dyck at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of Duc D'Alençon in style of François Clouet at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Chinese Ming Dynasty latticework earthenware Fahua wine jar at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Yellow Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Portrait of Mountjoy Blount, Earl of Newport & George, Lord Goring (c1637) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of Duc D'Alençon (c1571) in style of François Clouet at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Chinese Ming Dynasty latticework earthenware Fahua wine jar (1368-1644) at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Yellow Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Louis XV roll-top desk at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Genoese screen by Lorenzo Ferrari at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Russian ivory& silver occasional table inlaid with the monogram of Catherine the Great at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of a Lady holding two roses in style of Thomas Gainsborough at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Louis XV roll-top desk (mid 18th C) at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Genoese screen (c1750) by Lorenzo Ferrari at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Russian ivory& silver occasional table inlaid with the monogram of Catherine the Great (c1790) at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Portrait of a Lady holding two roses in style of Thomas Gainsborough at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Porcelain vase & pair of covered urns decorated with gold & black at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Crystal candle chandelier at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Music Room chandelier at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Porcelain vase & pair of covered urns decorated with gold & black at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Crystal candle chandelier at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Music Room chandelier at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Music Room piano & harp at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Chair by Jean Baptiste Lelarge of France featuring Aubusson tapestry of fables of La Fontaine in Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Antique hand-painted Chinese wallpaper over Louis XV/XVI ebony & lacquer cabinet in Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Antique hand-painted Chinese wallpaper in Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Music Room piano & harp at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Chair by Jean Baptiste Lelarge of France featuring Aubusson tapestry of fables of La Fontaine (c1780) in Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Antique hand-painted Chinese wallpaper over Louis XV/XVI ebony & lacquer cabinet (late 19th C) in Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Antique hand-painted Chinese wallpaper in Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Qing dynasty Chinese vases in Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Qing dynasty Chinese vase detail in Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.English musical automaton in form of pagoda by John Henry Cox. RI.Solarium with ocean view at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Qing dynasty Chinese vases in Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Qing dynasty Chinese vase detail in Music Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.English musical automaton in form of pagoda (c1765) by John Henry Cox. RI.Solarium with ocean view at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Solarium at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Detail of plant support track in solarium at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Pine Room was Doris Duke's private sitting room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Pine Room with Chinese prints at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Solarium at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Detail of plant support track in solarium at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Pine Room was Doris Duke's private sitting room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Pine Room with Chinese prints at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Doris Duke's piano & her tape recorder to review practice sessions in Pine Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Pine Room fireplace at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Chinese watercolor with silver pheasants at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Wallpaper panel by Dufour at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Doris Duke's piano & her tape recorder to review practice sessions in Pine Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Pine Room fireplace at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Chinese watercolor with silver pheasants at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Wallpaper panel by Dufour at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Doris Duke's bedroom with mother of pearl furniture by Johann Tanzwohl of Austria at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Settee & chair made of mother of pearl & upholstered with purple brocade by Johann Tanzwohl of Austria at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Doris Duke's bedroom with easy chair & round table inlaid with mother of pearl at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Dressing table inlaid with mother of pearl in Doris Duke's bedroom at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Doris Duke's bedroom with mother of pearl furniture (c1820) by Johann Tanzwohl of Austria at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Settee & chair made of mother of pearl & upholstered with purple brocade by Johann Tanzwohl of Austria (c1820) at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Doris Duke's bedroom with easy chair & round table inlaid with mother of pearl at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Dressing table inlaid with mother of pearl in Doris Duke's bedroom at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Mother of pearl side chair of by Johann Tanzwohl of Austria & semi round table in Doris Duke's bedroom at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Fireplace with Renoir painting in Doris Duke's bedroom at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Young blonde girl sewing painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Doris Duke's dressing room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Mother of pearl side chair of (c1820) by Johann Tanzwohl of Austria & semi round table in Doris Duke's bedroom at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Fireplace with Renoir painting in Doris Duke's bedroom at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Young blonde girl sewing painting (1875) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Doris Duke's dressing room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Butler's pantry with small door to pass food from kitchen & warming oven at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Breakfast tray in butler's pantry at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Butler's pantry with refrigerator by Jewett Refrigerator Co. of Buffalo, NY at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Kitchen at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Butler's pantry with small door to pass food from kitchen & warming oven at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Breakfast tray in butler's pantry at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Butler's pantry with refrigerator by Jewett Refrigerator Co. of Buffalo, NY at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Kitchen at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Range & fireplace in kitchen at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Copper pans in kitchen at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Meat grinder, mixer & blender in kitchen at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Range & fireplace in kitchen at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Copper pans in kitchen at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Meat grinder, mixer & blender in kitchen at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.Dill in kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.Hollyhocks in kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.Daisies in kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.Dill in kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.Hollyhocks in kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.Daisies in kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Lilies in kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.Privet hedge leading to formal garden at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Formal garden at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Formal garden at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Lilies in kitchen garden beside Rough Point. Newport, RI.Privet hedge leading to formal garden at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Formal garden at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Formal garden at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Yellow lily in formal garden at Rough Point. Newport, RI.White lily in formal garden at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Topiary camels remember camels who used to live here as pets on lawn at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Yellow lily in formal garden at Rough Point. Newport, RI.White lily in formal garden at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Topiary camels remember camels who used to live here as pets on lawn at Rough Point. Newport, RI.

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