Arbor Terrace and Wisteria Arbor, view west

 
Accession number GP 4-10
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Arbor Terrace
Date
1956 - 1990
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

The Wisteria Arbor, terrace, pot garden, and fountain panel as redesigned by Ruth Havey in 1956, before removal of the rivergod head in 2012. Facsimile of rivergod head replaced in 2015. Beatrix Farrand previously designed the space with an arbor, fountain panel and herb garden.

Photograph probably taken between 1956 and the 1990s based on appearance of terrace and use of black-and-white gelatin silver print process for photography. Date written on verso indicates photograph was possibly taken ca. 1985.

Three copies of photograph in collection.

On verso: typewritten label: Arbor Terrace, Wisteria Arbor, Pot Garden, and Wisteria Arbor; Arbor Terrace, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. Also handwritten: The Wisteria Arbor; 1985 garden photo ex. - Decoration Arbor Terrace Pergola; 31 3/4 x 21 3/4 cm 59%; 67.235.4.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

arbors
wisteria
fountains
planters (containers)
plants, potted
flowers (plants)
scrollwork
pavements (surface elements)
paving stone
stone (worked rock)
photographs
black-and-white photographs
photographic prints
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)