(0910) President Wilson and the Pope

President Wilson and the Pope
FES Title: President Wilson and the Pope
Alternate Titles: The Pope Greets Mr. Wilson
[1925]; When Pope Benedict Greeted President Wilson [2002]
Date: 03/13/1919
Size: 44″H x 31″W
Medium: oil-on-Smooth-Linen-canvas
Type: subject painting
Published: “Souvenir Pictures of the Great War.” The Ladies
Home Journal
, June 1919: 9.
caption: When Pope Benedict Greeted President Wilson

Ianni, Francis A. World War One Remembered. Wilmington: Delaware Heritage Commission, 1993: 73.
caption: When Pope Benedict Greeted President Wilson

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / 3-19
Exhibitions: 1925 Washington; 2002 HSD
Comments: index; edit
Commentary: “Perhaps one of the most colorful and impressive ceremonies tendered President Wilson during his stay in Europe was on the occasion of his visit to Pope Benedict at the Vatican, on January 4th, 1919. As the President entered, the Vatican Swiss Guards in multicolored uniforms, designed by Raphael, presented arms…President Wilson was met by the whole Pontifical Court…They made their was to Clementine Hall, one of the largest most beautiful halls in the Vatican…The Pontiff came to the President with outstretched hands. The conversation between them lasted twenty minutes.” (‘Souvenir Pictures of the Great War”, 9)
Provenance: Sold by the artist to the Delaware National Guard (March 9, 1959)
Current Owner:

Norman Rockwell Museum



Norman Rockwell Museum is Open 7 days a week year-round

May – October and holidays:

open daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (July/August 2015)
Rockwell’s Studio open May through October.

November – April: open daily:

Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closings:

The Museum is Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day





Members: FREE
Adults: $18.00
Seniors (65+): $17.00
College students with ID: $10.00
Children/teens 6 — 18: $6.00
Children 5 and under: FREE

Official Museum Website






Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262

413-298-4100 x 221