Bird's-eye perspective of the garden, The Hague, Hamilton, Mass., ca. 1915

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1915

Location Note

Architectural Drawings / Transparencies: Architectural Drawings, Original Art, Plot Plans

GUSN

GUSN-195032

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Description

This watercolor on paper bird's-eye perspective drawing shows the estate and garden of Alexander Cochrane, known as The Hague or The Farm, in Hamilton, Massachusetts. Arthur Shurcliff designed the garden. Cochrane was a chemical manufacturer and businessman. A wall surrounds the garden on two sides, and a picket fence encloses the garden on the side opposite the entrance to it from the house. A woman and child approach a fountain set into the garden wall.

Details

Descriptive Terms

farms
picket fences
fountains
flower gardens
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
landscape architecture
wove paper
architectural drawings (visual works)
bird's-eye perspectives

Inscription

P.O. Palstrom / 46 Cornhill / Boston. (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000213
AccessID 346
Other identifier HNEDID-000213

Physical Description

1 bird's eye perspective : watercolor on wove paper ; 15 x 20 1/2 inches

Collection Code

AR001

Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1995

Reference Code

AR001.USMA.0450.001.001

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

Hamilton (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Shurcliff, Arthur Asahel, 1870-1957 (Landscape architect)

Material Type

architectural drawings (visual works)
bird's-eye perspectives

Subjects

garden walls

Accruals Note

Included in the Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England exhibition.

Variant Title

Alexander Cochrane Estate, at The Hague, Hamilton, Massachusetts, c. 1915

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Architectural Drawings / Transparencies: Architectural Drawings, Original Art, Plot Plans

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


Drawing Towrd Home exhibition catalogue entry.