Mélisande's Allée measurements, view north

 
Accession number GP 31-3
Alternative title Mélisande's Allée measurement photo before brick walk in the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Mélisande's Allée
Kitchen Gardens
Date
1926 - 1932
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Measurements at the north end of unpaved Mélisande's Allée.

Beatrix Farrand determined the plantings for Mélisande's Allée according to Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks.

Grape arbor and Kitchen Gardens partially visible in the left background.

Drawing created by Beatrix Farrand for the grape arbor, dated 1926. Photograph possibly taken in the late 1920s to early 1930s based on date written on verso of one copy and incompleteness of garden area design.

Three copies of photograph in collection.

Copy 1, verso: typewritten label: Mélisande's Allée Measurement photo before brick walk. Also handwritten: B-124; Measurement photograph Mélissande's allée looking in; [in red pencil] 6.

Copy 2, verso: typewritten label: Mélisande's Allée Measurement photo before brick walk. Also handwritten: Informal gardens; Mélissande's allée -- Before brick walk laid. Vase? (idea discarded later) ca. 1930; B-124 Dup; 70%.

Copy 3, verso: handwritten: Mélisande's Allée Measurement photo before brick walk.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

paths
walkways
flowers (plants)
trees
Acer (genus)
measurements (dimensions)
arbors
gardens (open spaces)
black-and-white photographs
photographs
photographic prints
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number GP 31-3
Alternative title Mélisande's Allée measurement photo before brick walk in the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Mélisande's Allée
Kitchen Gardens
Date
1926 - 1932
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints