Horseshoe Steps, mock-up for fountain pool (2)

 
Accession number GP 42-64
Alternative title Horseshoe Steps, clay models of decoration to cheek blocks of steps, summer 1930, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1930
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver prints
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Beatrix Farrand designed the Horseshoe Steps and fountain.

Mock-up of detailing for the fountain in the Horseshoe Steps during the construction phase beginning in 1930 and before completion of the shell fountain in 1935.

Pepper Pot is visible in right foreground.

Photograph possibly taken summer 1930, based on back of photograph. Compare with GP 42-65 and GP 42-66.

Two copies of photograph in collection.

Copy 1, verso: handwritten: Swimming Pool, View of model rinceaux on horseshoe steps.

Copy 2, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, view of model rinceaux on horseshoe steps. Also handwritten: Horseshoe Steps, clay models of decoration to cheek blocks of steps, Summer 1930; H-3-1 Red port. Bliss photos; B-93.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

steps (stair units)
mock-ups
models (representations)
shrubs
brick (clay product)
pavements (surface elements)
horseshoe-shaped
photographs
black-and-white photographs
pools
fountains
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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