Diana and Actaeon mural, west end of Loggia

 
Accession number GP 42-75
Alternative title Swimming Pool, frescoes at west end of loggia, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Contributor
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1926 - 1948
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Allyn Cox painted canvas murals of the myth of Diana and Actaeon for the interior of the McKim, Mead & White designed Loggia. The murals were painted in 1926-1929, according to House Archive records. They deteriorated and were removed in 1948. In the 1960s, the design was recreated as a mosaic.

Photograph undated, probably taken 1926-1948.

On verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, frescoes at west end of loggia. Also handwritten: #24. Stamped in black ink: Thomas F. Scott, 2704 36th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

loggias
murals (any medium)
Actaeon (Greek mythology)
Diana (Roman deity)
Mythology, Greek
canvas
oil paintings (visual works)
arches
cap mouldings
piers (supporting elements)
photographs
black-and-white photographs
Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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