Horseshoe Steps, view south with mock-up

 
Accession number GP 42-61
Alternative title Swimming Pool, dummy of Rateau vase on steps, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Contributor
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1930
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver prints
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Beatrix Farrand designed the Horseshoe Steps and fountain. 

The Horseshoe Steps as they appeared during the construction phase beginning in 1930 and before placement of the shell fountain in 1935.

The mock-up of column and vase was not constructed.

Photograph probably taken 1929 or 1930 based on back of photograph.

On verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, dummy of Rateau vase on steps - Summer 1930. Also handwritten: Horseshoe Steps - Rateau Vase - Dummy; Steps W of Loggia; Oct. 1929, B-160, Dup.; gardens exhibition - 1977.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

steps (stair units)
mock-ups
models (representations)
brick (clay product)
shrubs
pavements (surface elements)
horseshoe-shaped
photographs
fountains
pools
black-and-white photographs
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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