Diana and Actaeon mural, detail view (2)

 
Accession number GP 42-83
Alternative title Swimming Pool, detail of fresco, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Contributor
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1926 - 1948
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Allyn Cox painted canvas murals of the myth of Diana and Actaeon for the interior of the McKim, Mead & White designed Loggia. The murals were painted in 1926-1929, according to House Archive records. They deteriorated and were removed in 1948. In the 1960s, the design was recreated as a mosaic.

Photograph undated, probably taken 1926-1948.

Three copies of photograph in collection.

Copy 1, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, detail of fresco; former accession no. 42.78. Also handwritten: Loggia, detail of fresco; B-135.

Copy 2, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, detail of fresco; former accession no. 42.78.

Copy 3, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, detail of fresco; former accession no. 42.78. Also handwritten: The Loggia, detail of Cox Mural.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

loggias
murals (any medium)
trompe-l'oeil
Diana (Roman deity)
Actaeon (Greek mythology)
Mythology, Greek
canvas
oil paintings (visual works)
cap mouldings
piers (supporting elements)
photographs
black-and-white photographs
Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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