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Design for loggia arches, scenes from the Greek myth, Diana and Actaeon (1)

 
Accession number GD I-3-80A
Alternative title Scenes from the Greek myth, Diana and Actaeon
Creator
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1927
Measurements
48.3 x 59.5 cm (19.0 x 23.4 inches)
Materials/Techniques
watercolor and gouache paint with black ink and graphite on board
Work types
drawings
paintings

Description

Written in ink in lower right corner: Property of Allyn Cox, 165 East 60th Street., New York 22. N.Y. PLEASE RETURN.

Painting undated, probably created in 1927 as a design for the loggia panels and part of the re-design of the Swimming Pool and Loggia. See similar painting dated 1927, GD I-3-80D.

Allyn Cox painted murals using oil on canvas for placement on the panels in the loggia. The canvas paintings were removed in 1948 due to deterioration and replaced with mosaics by the Venetian Art Mosaics Studio following the same design.

Reprographic print of painting in collection, GD I-3-80C.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

arches
loggias
myth in art
Diana (Roman deity)
Actaeon (Greek mythology)
paintings (visual works)
gouaches (paintings)
watercolor (paintings)
animals in art
vases
fruit in art
Mythology, Greek
piers (supporting elements)
designs (concepts)
figures (representations)
windows
fountains in art
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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