West wall of Swimming Pool with fountain (1)

 
Accession number GP 42-14
Alternative title Swimming Pool, west end with fountain, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Contributor
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1944 - 1959
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver prints
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Beatrix Farrand designed the west wall and fountain.

The west end of the Swimming Pool and surrounding garden areas as they appeared after the completion of the North Vista walls in 1944 and before the Cedar of Lebanon was replaced in 1959.

Photograph undated, probably taken 1944-1959 based on existence of walls and Cedar of Lebanon in background.

Five copies of photograph in collection.

Copy 1, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, west end with fountain. Also handwritten: Wall fountain at end of swimming pool; Enclosed garden; 59.53.2.

Copy 2, verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, west end with fountain. Also handwritten: Wall fountain at end of swimming pool.

Copy 3, verso: same as copy 2.

Copy 4, verso: handwritten: Swimming Pool, west end with fountain; 42.14.

Copy 5, verso: handwritten: Swimming Pool, west end with fountain.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

swimming pools
fountains
walls
Rocaille
piers (supporting elements)
finials
trees
Salix alba (species)
black-and-white photographs
photographs
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number GP 42-14
Alternative title Swimming Pool, west end with fountain, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Contributor
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1944 - 1959
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver prints
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints