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Diana and Actaeon mosaic, south wall center panel, 1960s-1990s

 
Accession number GP 42-88
Alternative title Swimming Pool, detail of mosaic
Creator
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1960 -
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Around 1948 the deteriorated Cox mural was removed, according to a letter by Robert Patterson in the House Archives.

Sometime in the 1960s, glass and stone mosaic panels replaced Allyn Cox's original canvas murals in the McKim, Mead & White designed Loggia.

Photograph undated, probably taken 1960-1990 based on existence of mosaic and use of black-and-white.

On verso: typewritten label: Swimming Pool, Detail of mosaic. Also handwritten: Gardens Exhibition - 1977; 68.194.2.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

loggias
mosaics (visual works)
Diana (Roman deity)
Actaeon (Greek mythology)
Mythology, Greek
tesserae (mosaic components)
piers (supporting elements)
cap mouldings
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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