Dolores Del Rio in dress covered with flowers, also featuring Joel McCrea.
Box No. 10, Folder No. R.
Mexico City., Sothern Music Publ. Co., 1932
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Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Providence County -- Providence
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, copies of garden designs with planting plans, black and white photographs of the garden, black and white and color photocopies of images of the garden and Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, photocopies of articles about the house and garden, an unpublished 1990 paper by Lisa Hartjen entitled "The Gardens of 84 Prospect Street," notes on the garden by Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, a photocopy of Marjorie Sewell Cautley's 1937 consultant report, and correspondence and other information relating to the garden and Mary Elizabeth Sharpe.
Situated on an irregular two-thirds acre lot, this garden's development began in 1929 under the supervision of its owner, Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, and continued over a period of 55 years. It is now in full maturity. Following Mrs. Sharpe's death in 1985, the property passed to Brown University, where it is now the home of the French Studies and Hispanic Studies departments. It was renamed Rochambeau House for Jean de Vimeu, Comte de Rochambeau, Maréchal de France and commandant of French forces encamped at Providence during the American Revolution. Although some features have changed and trees have been replaced, the design concept still remains one of a French-style garden composed of plants chosen for year-round green interest. Features include a formal, boxwood-edged lawn, paved teraces, stone-paved courts, stone steps and ornaments, paths of diamond pavers, espaliers on house walls, and spring flowering trees surrounding a handsome house. The long, narrow sequence of the west garden descending from formal to naturalized areas and woodland is a highlight.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Mary Elizabeth Sharpe (former owner and landscape designer, 1929-1985); Henry Dexter Sharpe (former owner, 1929-?); Arthur Rice (architect, 1929); Marian Cruger Coffin (landscape architect, 1934); Marjorie Sewell Cautley (landscape architect, 1937); Ralph E. Dinneen (restoration architect, 1985-1987); Kevin Brannon (gardener, 1980 to date); Pat Vetere (Brown University grounds superintendent, current); Parker, Thomas & Rice (architects, 1929); and R. E. Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc. (restoration architects, 1985-1987).
Rochambeau House related holdings consist of 3 folders (33 35 mm. slides)
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An interview of José Moya del Pino conducted 1964 Sept. 10, by Mary McChesney, for the New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Moya del Pino speaks of his youth in Spain, and his education in Rome and in Paris; meeting Matisse; moving to San Francisco and taking up portraiture there; starting with the Federal Art Project (FAP) and working on a mural at Coit Tower; political problems with the murals and other work done under the FAP; painting a mural in a post office in Alpine, Tex., and other murals; how work was assigned; his mural for the Social Security Building in Washington, D.C.; and his feelings about government support for the arts and how it should be administered. He recalls Diego Rivera and Victor Arnautoff.
Biographical / Historical:
José Moya del Pino (1891-1969) was a Spanish born painter and mural painter from Calif.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 57 min.
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.) Search this