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Gardens of the Riviera: The Illustrated London News, 1925

 
Accession number AR.EP.NP.0409
Creator
Places
Cannes (France)
French Riviera [Côte d’Azur] (France)
France
Date
1925
Measurements
15.25 x 21 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph, text
Work types
newspaper

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300 - The Illustrated London News, Feb. 21, 1925. - 301

Gardens of the Riviera: A Paradise Planted by Man on a Rugged Coast.

The contrast between the rugged seaboard of the Riviera and the luxuriant vegetation of its gardens is amazing. A soil that has hitherto produced nothing but "scrub" of hardy and salt-resisting plants and shrubs has, by dint of hard labour and perseverance, been found sufficiently amenable to cultivation to grow a semi-tropical flora in great profusion in certain districts....

[300] Art and nature in unison produce a dream of enchantment: the sunlit marble colonnade encircling an ornamental basin at Isola Bella [photo]

[300-301] Laid out in the manner favoured by the Medici: the Florentine garden at Isola Bella, the beautiful villa of M. Fernand Hanus, Near Cannes [photo]

Prepared for a Fete Nocturne, with many-coloured lanters: the hundred steps leading up to the antique temple of Diana in the gardens of Isola Bella [photo]

[301] Ablaze with blossoms of many colours against a background of green: a picturesque corner of the Florentine garden in the grounds of Isola Bella [photo]

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.096
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.NP.0409
Creator
Places
Cannes (France)
French Riviera [Côte d’Azur] (France)
France
Date
1925
Measurements
15.25 x 21 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph, text
Work types
newspaper

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