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Lily Pond at "The Crest"
about 1895
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 1/4 x 9 3/16in. (18.4 x 23.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 7 1/4 x 9 3/16in. (18.4 x 23.3cm) Other (mat height x width): 22 1/16 x 16in. (56 x 40.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: View of a lily pond and surrounding plants. On the right side of the image, there is a man--possibly the gardener--kneeling at the edge of the pond and gathering lily pads with his hands. A greenhouse is visible in the background.
Dimensions Note: In the same window mat as 2011.344.963 Subject Note: "The Crest" was the Thorne family's name for their house, Thorncrest, in Millbrook, NY. Designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter for George Hunter Brown, it was built in 1867 and called Millbrook House. The grounds were landscaped by Olmsted & Vaux. It was razed in 1950. --From a 1979 letter to Rollie McKenna from NYU Assistant Professor of Fne Arts Sarah Landau
Inscription: Verso of print, in pencil: "Stew / copy / 1 [illegible] + keep" "Black / Rock?
Object Number: 2011.344.962
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