Wall fountain, close up (2)

 
Accession number GP 4-16
Alternative title Wisteria Arbor, detail of dripping fountain
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Terrace E
Date
1932 - 1935
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Beatrix Farrand created drawings for the fountain between 1930-1931, GD P-3-06 and GD P-3-05.

Wall fountain in the northern arch under the Wisteria Arbor, with water dripping. Fountain as it appeared after 1932 installation and before addition of lead bullrushes, visible in photograph GP 4-17. Bullrushes probably added ca. 1935 based on drawings of lead lotus ornamentation for matching bookcase arch, GD P-3-25A and GD P-3-25-B.

Photograph undated, probably taken between installation in 1932 and addition of bullrushes around 1935.

On verso: handwritten: Wisteria Arbor - detail of dripping fountain.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

fountains
arches
arbors
stone (worked rock)
panels (ornament areas)
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.)