Wall fountain, close up (3)

 
Accession number GP 4-17
Alternative title Arbor Terrace, Wisteria Arbor, detail of dripping fountain
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Arbor Terrace
Herb Garden
Date
1935 - 2000
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Beatrix Farrand created drawings for the wall fountain head between 1930-1931, GD P-3-06 and GD P-3-05.

Wall fountain in the northern arch under the Wisteria Arbor, after addition of the lead bullrushes.

Bullrushes probably added before 1932 based on existence in GP 4-8 and based on 1935 drawings of lead lotus ornamentation for matching bookcase arch, GD P-3-25A and GD P-3-25-B.

The rivergod head was removed in 2012 due to vandalism. A facsimile of the rivergod head was re-installed in 2015.

Photograph undated, probably taken between 1935, due to existence of lead bullrushes, and 2000.

On verso: typewritten label: Arbor Terrace, Wisteria Arbor, detail of dripping fountain. Also handwritten: Detail of Fountain, Wisteria Arbor.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

fountains
arbors
arches
stone (worked rock)
panels (ornament areas)
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.)