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Mock-up of bookcase panel with Italian inscription

 
Accession number GP 4-3
Alternative title Arbor Terrace, paper mock-up of panel with Italian inscription
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Terrace E
Date
1935
Measurements
4 x 6 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver prints
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs

Description

Mock-up based on Beatrix Farrand's drawings for the bookcase panel and inscription created between 1934-1935, GD P-3-25A, GD P-3-25B, and GD P-3-24A.

Panel inscription dedicated to Gelasio B.A. Caetani, the Italian ambassador to the United States from 1922 to 1925, who was a close friend of the Blisses. The text is a quotation of lines 139-141 of Canto XXVIII of Dante's Purgatorio.

Mock-up of panel probably created 1935 based on the date of architectural drawings for the panel, bookcase, and inscription.

Photographer unidentified.

Photograph undated, taken approximately 1935 because it shows the mock-up, not a finished panel.

Typewritten label on verso: Arbor Terrace, paper mock-up of panel w/ Italian inscription.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

mock-ups
inscriptions
panels (ornament areas)
niches
paving stone
lotus (motif)
photographs
black-and-white photographs
photographic prints
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number GP 4-3
Alternative title Arbor Terrace, paper mock-up of panel with Italian inscription
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Terrace E
Date
1935
Measurements
4 x 6 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver prints
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs

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