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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Bio.: Large: Richardson

GUSN

GUSN-269114

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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 portrait of Richardson in monk's robes is on the desk and a skylight illuminates the rooms.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beam ceilings
skylights
offices (work spaces)
private libraries (buildings)
oak (wood)
castings (object genre)
clients
curtains
interior views
bookcases
bookshelves
business (commercial function)
architects
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

neagtive number 11614-B
Other identifier HNEDID-000222

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC004

Collection Name

Personal photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1933

Reference Code

PC004.01.R.0500.02

Acquisition Type

Gift

Date Notes

ca. 1908

Places

Brookline (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886

Subjects

Cottage Street (Brookline, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Bio.: Large: Richardson