Beech Terrace, general view

 
Accession number GP 5-8
Alternative title Beech tree with east wall and stone benches in the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Beech Terrace, view northeast
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Beech Terrace
Date
1979
Measurements
5 x 7 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Beatrix Farrand designed the Beech Terrace as one of the Dumbarton Oaks terraced gardens in the early to mid 1930's.  Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks in the section under "Enclosed Gardens, The Beech Terrace" indicated the focal point for the garden area was a Fagus sylvatica Riversii which was lost in 1947 (B:MB 1947.06.12) and replaced with an Fagus grandifolia/American beech in the early 1950s.

On verso: Typewritten label: Beech Terrace, General view; Handwritten: published in Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book, p. 56, 1979; Stamped: Photography by Ursula Pariser.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

trees
walls
benches (furniture)
stone (worked rock)
shrubs
groundcover
canopies (structural elements)
photographs
black-and-white photographs
photographic prints
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number GP 5-8
Alternative title Beech tree with east wall and stone benches in the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Beech Terrace, view northeast
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Beech Terrace
Date
1979
Measurements
5 x 7 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints