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Title
Mock-up of bookcase panel with Italian inscription
Alternate Title
Arbor Terrace, paper mock-up of panel with Italian inscription
Creator
Beatrix Farrand
Photographer
Unknown
Date
1935
Garden Area
Terrace E
Description

Mock-up based on Beatrix Farrand's drawings for the bookcase panel and inscription created between 1934-1935, GD P-3-25A, GD P-3-25B, and GD P-3-24A.

Panel inscription dedicated to Gelasio B.A. Caetani, the Italian ambassador to the United States from 1922 to 1925, who was a close friend of the Blisses. The text is a quotation of lines 139-141 of Canto XXVIII of Dante's Purgatorio.

Mock-up of panel probably created 1935 based on the date of architectural drawings for the panel, bookcase, and inscription.

Photographer unidentified.

Photograph undated, taken approximately 1935 because it shows the mock-up, not a finished panel.

Typewritten label on verso: Arbor Terrace, paper mock-up of panel w/ Italian inscription.

Title created by cataloger.

Accession No.
GP 4-3
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Details
Work Types
photographs
black & white photographs
Measurements
4 x 6 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver prints
Subjects
mock-ups
inscriptions
panels (ornament areas)
niches
paving stone
lotus (motif)
photographs
black-and-white photographs
photographic prints
Collection
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
Repository
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Location
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Index Terms
Arbor Garden or Terrace. See also Wisteria Arbor → lead inscription dedicated to Gelasio B.A. Caetani
Caetani, Gelasio B.A. → inscription dedicated to
inscriptions → dedicated to Gelasio B.A. Caetani
inscriptions → for terrace E
inscriptions → mock-ups for
lead inscriptions dedicated to Gelasio B.A. Caetani
terrace E. See also Arbor Garden or Terrace; Herb Garden; herbaceous border or herbaceous garden; Wisteria Arbor → inscriptions for
terrace E. See also Arbor Garden or Terrace; Herb Garden; herbaceous border or herbaceous garden; Wisteria Arbor → inscriptions for → dedicated to Gelasio B.A. Caetani
panels → for terrace E → lead lotus for bookcase arch
terrace E. See also Arbor Garden or Terrace; Herb Garden; herbaceous border or herbaceous garden; Wisteria Arbor → panels for → lead lotus for bookcase arch
mock-ups → for terrace E → inscriptions
mock-ups → for terrace E → panels
terrace E. See also Arbor Garden or Terrace; Herb Garden; herbaceous border or herbaceous garden; Wisteria Arbor → mock-ups for → inscriptions
terrace E. See also Arbor Garden or Terrace; Herb Garden; herbaceous border or herbaceous garden; Wisteria Arbor → mock-ups for → panels
panels → mock-ups for
lead bookcase → for terrace E → mock-ups
terrace E. See also Arbor Garden or Terrace; Herb Garden; herbaceous border or herbaceous garden; Wisteria Arbor → panels for → mock-ups
terrace E. See also Arbor Garden or Terrace; Herb Garden; herbaceous border or herbaceous garden; Wisteria Arbor → inscriptions for → mock-ups
terrace E. See also Arbor Garden or Terrace; Herb Garden; herbaceous border or herbaceous garden; Wisteria Arbor → lead bookcase for → mock-ups