Swimming Pool unfilled, view west

 
Accession number GP 42-7
Alternative title Swimming Pool unfilled, view west, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
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 west wall with Rocaille motif. McKim, Mead & White re-designed the swimming pool and loggia.

View of the west end of the Swimming Pool as it appeared in 1931 when the Rocaille panels were still under construction.

Man in the background is unidentified.

Photographed by Stewart Bros. Photographers, June 1931. Date taken from back of photograph.

Two copies of photograph in collection.

Copy 1, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, looking west, pool unfilled, June 1931. 42.7a. Also handwritten: A general view of the west end of the swimming pool - three panels of rocaille still lacking. The old vase dummy obviously wrong. June 1931; B-260, Dup. Stamped in black ink: Photo by Stewart Bros., 818 14th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. In black ink: 38; 61%. In pencil: 38 [circled]; Enclosed Gardens.

Copy 2, verso: handwritten: Swimming Pool, looking west, pool unfilled, June 1931.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

swimming pools
loggias
fountains
Rocaille
plants, potted
vines
hedges
photographs
black-and-white photographs
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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