Horseshoe Steps, mock-up for fountain pool (3)

 
Accession number GP 42-65
Alternative title Swimming Pool, detail of model rinceaux on fountain steps, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1931
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver prints
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Beatrix Farrand designed the Horseshoe Steps and fountain.

Mock-up of detailing for the fountain in the Horseshoe Steps during the construction phase beginning in 1930 and before completion of the shell fountain in 1935.

Photograph possibly taken summer 1931, based on back of photograph. Compare with GP 42-64 and GP 42-66.

Two copies of photograph in collection.

Copy 1, verso: handwritten: Swimming Pool, Detail of model rinceaux on steps - summer 1931.

Copy 2, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, Detail of model rinceaux on steps - summer 1931. Also handwritten: Horseshoe steps, clay model of cheek block creating, Summer 1931; B-23; 1985 gardens photo ex. - Decoration... [underlined]; "swimming pool steps"; H-3-1 Red port. Bliss photos.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

steps (stair units)
models (representations)
mock-ups
brick (clay product)
horseshoe-shaped
photographs
fountains
pools
black-and-white photographs
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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