Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Charles A. Platt architectural records and papers, 1879-1981, bulk 1882-1933

Series IV: Italian Gardens

This series contains 8"x10" glass plate negatives documenting Charles Platt's 1892 trip to Italy. Platt traveled with his brother, William, to view Italian Renaissance villas and gardens and used many of the photographs he took to illustrate his publication Italian Gardens (Harper & Brothers, 1894). Additional images were included in the 1993 reissue of Italian Gardens (Sagapress/Timber Press). This series also includes 50 unpublished images.

Access is restricted to the original glass plate negatives, which are housed in off-site cold storage. However, a digitized postive photograph has been made for each negative and is linked in the finding aid. The negatives are arranged geographically by city and the listed alphabetically by the name of the villa. Unidentified villas are listed are listed last.

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Subseries 1: Bagnaia



Range: 1998.015.00003 Villa Lante, Terrace casino



Range: 1998.015.00004 Villa Lante, Fountain and flower garden



Range: 1998.015.00005 Villa Lante, Garden



Range: 1998.015.00006 Villa Lante, View of stairs, including balustrade, hedge, and villa



Range: 1998.015.00007 Villa Lante, Fountain of the Moors and garden



Range: 1998.015.00023 Villa Lante, View of pavilion from lower garden



Range: 1998.015.00024 Villa Lante, Fountain of the Moors



Range: 1998.015.00026 Villa Lante, Vases and steps to second terrace



Range: 1998.015.00056 Villa Lante, Gate



Range: 1998.015.00043 Villa Lante, [Fountain of the Moors]



Range: 1998.015.00064 Villa Lante, Fountain of the Moors and garden



Range: 1998.015.00071 Villa Lante, Garden walk with potted trees and plants



Range: 1998.015.00084 Villa Lante, [Fountain of the Dolphins]



Range: 1998.015.00086 Villa Lante, Corner of villa, hedge, and vase



Range: 1998.015.00001 Villa Lante, Pavilion


Subseries 2: Caprarola



Range: 1998.015.00021 Villa Caprarola, Garden wall, including sculpture with vases



Range: 1998.015.00041 Villa Caprarola, Casino, view from entrance court



Range: 1998.015.00091 Villa Caprarola, Garden wall and sculpture



Range: 1998.015.00089 Villa Caprarola, Base of stairs



Range: 1998.015.00048 Villa Caprarola, Entrance and double vaulted colonnade


Subseries 3: Fiesole



Range: 1998.015.00057 Boboli Gardens, Garden view with obelisk, theater, and pergola



Range: 1998.015.00012 Villa Medici, Box walk


Subseries 4: Frascati



Range: 1998.015.00015 Unidentified villa, Wall and cypress adjacent to reservoir



Range: 1998.015.00014 Villa Aldobrandini, Wooded path, benches, vases



Range: 1998.015.00049 Villa Conti, Garden walk to rear entrance



Range: 1998.015.00013 Villa Falconieri, View of garden toward reservoir



Range: 1998.015.00016 Villa Falconieri, Doorway and tree



Range: 1998.015.00017 Villa Falconieri, Villa entrance



Range: 1998.015.00018 Villa Falconieri, View of villa and garden



Range: 1998.015.00034 Villa Falconieri, Portico of villa



Range: 1998.015.00053 Villa Falconieri, Wall surmounted by columns in wooded area



Range: 1998.015.00065 Villa Falconieri, View of reservoir across garden, statuary in foreground



Range: 1998.015.00013 Villa Falconieri, View towards reservoir



Range: 1998.015.00082 Villa Falconieri, View through garden to entrance



Range: 1998.015.00088 Villa Falconieri, Gate surmounted by lions or griffins



Range: 1998.015.00090 Villa Falconieri, Fountain (round)



Range: 1998.015.00022 Villa Mondragone, Entrance to villa



Range: 1998.015.00038 Villa Mondragone, approach drive to palace from public road, with laurels



Range: 1998.015.00039 Villa Mondragone, View from terrace toward Frascati and Rome



Range: 1998.015.00035 Villa Taverna, Rear façade, sunken courtyard entrance to gardens



Range: 1998.015.00036 Villa Taverna, Sunken courtyard between house and gardens



Range: 1998.015.00037 Villa Taverna, Central fountain and laurels



Range: 1998.015.00069 Villa Taverna, View of walled walk with hedges and villa


Subseries 5: Pompeii



Range: 1998.015.00066 Unidentified house, Table with lion or griffin legs, fountain, and basin



Range: 1998.015.00044 Unidentified house, Table with lion or griffin legs and basin



Range: 1998.015.00080 Unidentified house, Table with lion or griffin legs and basin


Subseries 6: Portici



Range: 1998.015.00019 Villa Portici, Bosquet



Range: 1998.015.00020 Villa Portici, Garden gate



Range: 1998.015.00040 Villa Portici, Pavilion



Range: 1998.015.00055 Villa Portici, Gate and plantings



Range: 1998.015.00078 Villa Portici, Tree-shaded walk


Subseries 7: Rome



Range: 1998.015.00010 Colonna Gardens, Flower garden



Range: 1998.015.00011 Colonna Gardens, Niches, sculpture, and cypresses



Range: 1998.015.00030 Colonna Gardens, Allée and steps



Range: 1998.015.00031 Colonna Gardens, View towards flower garden



Range: 1998.015.00032 Colonna Gardens, Statuary



Range: 1998.015.00070 Colonna Gardens, Stairs bounded by box hedge and trees



Range: 1998.015.00076 Colonna Gardens, Walk bounded by plantings and high walls



Range: 1998.015.00046 Colonna Gardens, Flower garden



Range: 1998.015.00028 Quirinal Gardens, Entrance to hedge walk



Range: 1998.015.00029 Quirinal Gardens, Hedge walk



Range: 1998.015.00051 Quirinal Gardens, View of hedge walk with villa



Range: 1998.015.00002 Villa Borghese, Piazza de Siena



Range: 1998.015.00063 Villa Borghese, Piazza de Siena

Published (1894), p.27



Range: 1998.015.00042 Villa Borghese, [Piazza de Siena]



Range: 1998.015.00063 Villa Borghese, [Piazza de Siena]



Range: 1998.015.00009 Villa Pamfili, Flower garden



Range: 1998.015.00027 Villa Pamfili, Steps



Range: 1998.015.00054 Villa Pamfili, Gate with scrollwork, surmounted by vases



Range: 1998.015.00061 Villa Pamfili, Gate and wall with lions



Range: 1998.015.00062 Villa Pamfili, Gate with urns, villa exterior


Subseries 8: Tivoli



Range: 1998.015.00033 Villa d'Este, Walk along reservoirs



Range: 1998.015.00052 Villa d'Este, View from porch



Range: 1998.015.00058 Villa d'Este, Wooded stairs



Range: 1998.015.00059 Villa d'Este, Wooded path with vases, fountain, box hedge



Range: 1998.015.00067 Villa d'Este, Wooded stairs



Range: 1998.015.00073 Villa d'Este, Wooded stairs and walkway to villa



Range: 1998.015.00045 Villa d'Este, Wooded path


Subseries 9: Verona



Range: 1998.015.00025 Villa Giusti, General view



Range: 1998.015.00060 Villa Giusti, Wall and cypresses, with villa in distance


Subseries 10: Unidentified



Range: 1998.015.00068 Unidentified locations, Foot of staircase



Range: 1998.015.00072 Unidentified locations, Garden with wall in background



Range: 1998.015.00074 Unidentified locations, Colonnade and walk with balustrade



Range: 1998.015.00075 Unidentified locations, Villa and orchard



Range: 1998.015.00079 Unidentified locations, Corner of villa, lawn, steps



Range: 1998.015.00081 Unidentified locations, Steps to terrace



Range: 1998.015.00083 Unidentified locations, View of entrance with stairs, colonnade, and balcony



Range: 1998.015.00085 Unidentified locations, Pergola with cactus



Range: 1998.015.00087 Unidentified locations, Chair, interior



Range: 1998.015.00047 Unidentified locations, Façade from across lawn



Range: 1998.015.00050 Unidentified locations, Chair, interior


Various Projects [copy prints from various glass plate negatives]

9 gelatin silver prints from negatives; likely created for Keith Morgan publication(s). Also listed in project photos spreadsheet. Sites include Quirinal Gardens, Villa d'Este, Villa Falconieri, Villa Mondragone, Villa Taverna.

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