Photographic material relating to gardens designed by Russell Page at various properties, including Villa Silvio Pellico, Moncalieri, Turin, Italy, Agnelli Valley, Turin, Italy, Marcel Boussac’s property on Cap d’Ail, France, and other unidentified gardens

Scope and Content

Black and white photographs, contact prints and negatives, and colour contact prints and transparencies, showing views of properties with steps, ornamental sphinxes, waterway with mountains beyond, bridge, paths, planted pots, beds, mature trees, pond, lawns, hedging, garden sculptures, exterior of various buildings and views beyond; contact prints include images of Russell Page and his wife Vera Page in a garden

Some photographs are annotated on the reverse ‘Piedmont’, ‘Plein Ciel?’ and ‘Side view of Ortiz Finares?’

Some photographs are duplicates

Size of photographs ranges from 14.9 x 15.2 cm to 20.1 x 20.1 cm

Undated [?c.1950s-1960s]

Original storage envelope labelled ‘Unidentified’ and annotated in pencil ‘wife Vera on contact sheet. 10 colour 2 x 2 Marcel Boussac property on Cap d’Ail’ (label retained)


15 black and white photographs

3 black and white contact sheets (12 images on 2 sheets, 4 images on 1 sheet)

1 colour contact sheet (12 images)

2 strips 2¼ black and white negatives (4 images on 1 strip, 1 image on 1 strip)

8 strips 2¼ colour transparencies (3 images on 1 strip, 2 images on 7 strips)

1 negatives envelope