Sketch of Bliss swimming pool

 
Accession number GD I-2-01A
Alternative title Sketch of Bliss swimming pool, north side of swimming pool and west of tennis arbor
Creator
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Tennis Court
Date
1932 - 1940
Measurements
28.0 x 57.0 cm (11.0 x 22.4 inches)
Materials/Techniques
graphite on tracing paper
Work types
drawings
plans

Description

Creator unknown, probably created by Beatrix Farrand's or her office staff.

Undated, probably created between 1932 and 1940 based on dated drawings for the steps in the swimming pool and the existence of the Tennis Court which was later redesigned into a Pebble Garden.

Written in smaller drawing "Section thru Swimming Pool", rope and iron post shown as a railing.

Written on verso in pencil: Bliss-Swimming Pool; N. Side Swim pool & W. of Tennis arbor.

Tennis Court noted in drawing. Tennis Court was re-designed into the Pebble Garden by Ruth Havey in the 1960s.

Title created by cataloger from words on verso.

Subjects

swimming pools
plans (orthographic projections)
sections (orthographic projections)
iron (metal)
ironwork (visual works)
posts (structural elements)
steps (stair units)
railings (balustrades)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number GD I-2-01A
Alternative title Sketch of Bliss swimming pool, north side of swimming pool and west of tennis arbor
Creator
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Tennis Court
Date
1932 - 1940
Measurements
28.0 x 57.0 cm (11.0 x 22.4 inches)
Materials/Techniques
graphite on tracing paper
Work types
drawings
plans