West wall of Swimming Pool, 1970-1978

 
Accession number GP 42-52
Alternative title Swimming Pool, view of west end from above
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1944- -
Measurements
6.5 x 6.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

The west wall and fountain of the swimming as they appeared after construction was completed in 1931. The North Vista walls, visible in the background, were constructed in 1944.

Photographed by Ursula Pariser, probably taken 1970-1978 based on appearance of garden area and use of photograph in the 1978 publication The Dumbarton Oaks Gardens: Their History, Design, and Ornaments by Pariser and Noëlle Blackmer Beatty.

Two copies of photograph in collection.

Copy 1, on verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, View of west end from above. Stamped in black ink: Photography by Ursula Pariser.

Copy 2, on verso: same as copy 1.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

walls
Rocaille
fountains
marble (rock)
benches (furniture)
urns
piers (supporting elements)
trees
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number GP 42-52
Alternative title Swimming Pool, view of west end from above
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1944- -
Measurements
6.5 x 6.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints