Horseshoe Steps, mock-up for fountain pool (4)

 
Accession number GP 42-66
Alternative title Swimming Pool, view down steps, model rinceaux, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1931
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.

Photographed by Stewart Bros. Photographers, summer 1931, based on back of photograph. Compare with GP 42-64 and GP 42-65.

Three copies of photograph in collection.

Copy 1, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, View down steps - model, rinceaux - Summer 1931. Also handwritten: Horseshoe steps, clay model of cheek block cresting, Summer 1931; B-21.

Copy 2, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, View down steps - model, rinceaux - Summer 1931. Also handwritten: Horseshoe steps, clay model ...?; B-21. Stamped in black ink: Photo by, Stewart Bros., 818 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Copy 3, verso: handwritten: Horseshoe steps, clay model of cheek block cresting, Summer 1931.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

steps (stair units)
pavements (surface elements)
mock-ups
models (representations)
vines
horseshoe-shaped
photographs
Stewart Bros. Photographers
black-and-white photographs
fountains
pools
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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