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Interior view of H.H. Richardson's office, Brookline, Mass.

PC004.01.R.0500.01 (RS808)

Description

An interior view of the private library and office of Henry Hobson Richardson in the residence, originally the Samuel Gardner Perkins House, on 25 Cottage Street in Brookline, Massachusetts where he lived and worked from 1874 to his death in 1886. Bookshelves and bookcases line the walls. Oak beams cross the ceiling. Curtains are open to reveal another area of the space. Plaster castings and other art objects fill the room. A large framed photograph of the nave and apse of the Hagia Sofia Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey rests on an easel. A skylight illuminates the rooms.

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Details

Collection Name
Personal photographic collection
Collection Code
PC004
Date Notes
ca. 1908
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000222
AccessID: 315
Other identifier: HNEDID-000222
GUSN
195004
Reference Code
PC004.01.R.0500.01

Record details

Other People
Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886
Descriptive Terms
architects
beam ceilings
bookcases
bookshelves
business (commercial function)
castings (object genre)
clients
curtains
interior views
oak (wood)
offices (work spaces)
private libraries (buildings)
skylights
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Ayasofya Mu¨zesi
Cottage Street (Brookline, Mass.)
Places
Brookline (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
H.H. Richardson House (Brookline, Mass.)
Location Note
Bio.: Large: Richardson

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