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"The Crest," Tropical Bed, North Drive
Photographer:Photographed by Harriet V. S. Thorne , American, 1843 - 1926
Photography; gelatin printing-out paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 1/8 x 9 1/8in. (18.1 x 23.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 7 1/8 x 9 1/8in. (18.1 x 23.2cm) Mount (height x width): 8 x 10in. (20.3 x 25.4cm) 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 bed of tropical plants in a garden. Grass is in the foreground and trees in the background.
Dimensions Note: In the same window mat as 2011.344.962 Medium Note: The tone, fading and glossiness of the print suggest that it is printed out (POP). However, it is difficult to determine without examining it under a microscope. 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: Recto of mount, black ink: ""The Crest" Tropical Bed north drive Sept 1894"
Object Number: 2011.344.963
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