Azalea inscription, north wall swimming pool

 
Accession number GD I-2-15
Alternative title Azalea inscription for Robert Woods Bliss, esq. at Washington, D.C.
Creator
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1935
Measurements
28.5 x 41.1 cm (11.2 x 16.2 inches)
Scale
1/2 inch = 1 foot
Materials/Techniques
black ink and graphite on paper with green colored pencil shading
Work types
architectural drawings
drawings

Description

Drawing unsigned, probably created by Beatrix Farrand's Office under the direction of Beatrix Farrand as part of the re-design of the Swimming Pool and Loggia. 

Written in ink: See F.S.D.

Small portion of drawing missing in upper left corner.

Verse for inscription from the poem "Reprieve", written by American poet and novelist Joseph Auslander, a friend of the Blisses. Joseph Auslander was the first Poet Laureate Consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress, a position he held from 1937-1941.

Title created by cataloger from title words on drawing.

Subjects

inscriptions
azaleas
flowering shrubs
plaster
walls
Auslander, Joseph, 1897-1965
poems
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number GD I-2-15
Alternative title Azalea inscription for Robert Woods Bliss, esq. at Washington, D.C.
Creator
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1935
Measurements
28.5 x 41.1 cm (11.2 x 16.2 inches)
Scale
1/2 inch = 1 foot
Materials/Techniques
black ink and graphite on paper with green colored pencil shading
Work types
architectural drawings
drawings