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Wisteria Arbor panel with Italian inscription, view west

 
Accession number GP 4-4
Alternative title South end of Wisteria Arbor showing panel with Italian inscription
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Herb Garden
Date
1935 - 1945
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Beatrix Farrand designed the arbor (GD P-3-01), bookcase (GD P-3-24A), and panel (GD P-3-25B).

The Wisteria Arbor and bookcase arch as they appeared after the arch was completed in 1935 and before the central Herb Garden beds were seeded with grass in 1945.

Panel shows lead ornamentation and an inscription from Dante's Purgatorio.

Photograph undated, probably taken between 1935 and 1945.

On verso: typewritten label: Arbor Terrace, Wisteria Arbor, panel with Italian inscription. Also handwritten: #196; Corner of Wisteria Arbor showing panel with Italian inscription; 52 (circled); 63% of original. Stamped in purple ink: Photo by Stewart Bros. 818-14th St., N.W. Washington, D.C.; G152.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

arbors
arches
niches
panels (ornament areas)
wisteria
paving stone
lead (metal)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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