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West wall of Swimming Pool before rocaille and fountain (2)

 
Accession number GP 42-33
Alternative title Swimming Pool, west end before rocaille and fountain, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1931
Measurements
7.5 x 9.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

The west wall of the Swimming Pool designed by Beatrix Farrand as it appeared in 1931 during the construction phase of 1926 and 1931.

Mock-ups of fountain designs appear on the southern side panel of the west wall. The river god head in the center was later used for the Arbor Terrace wall fountain. See GP 4-17.

Four copies of photograph in collection.

Copy 1, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, West end before rocaille work & ftn. - 1931?. Also handwritten: West end swimming pool, before rocaille was placed in panels; Bliss, 1931; gardens exhibition - 1977; B-97.

Copy 2, verso: handwritten: Swimming Pool, West end before rocaille work & ftn. - 1931?.

Copy 3, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, West end before rocaille work & ftn. - 1931?. Also handwritten: West end swimming pool, before rocaille was placed in panels; B-97.

Copy 4, verso: same as copy 3.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

swimming pools
mock-ups
models (representations)
walls
scrollwork
piers (supporting elements)
hedges
copings
Farrand, Beatrix (1872-1959)
photographs
black-and-white photographs
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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