Photographic material relating to a garden designed by Russell Page for Monsieur Boussac at Cap d’Ail, France

Scope and Content

Black and white photographs, contact prints and negatives, and colour transparencies, showing views of terrace, pergola, wooded hillside, flower borders, paths, steps, water feature, exterior views of house and views of countryside beyond

Some photographs are annotated on the reverse ‘Russell Page, New Terrace. Cap d’Ail. IV 1955’, ‘R. Page’, ‘Imantophyllum. Cannes[?]. 6.2.55. Russell Page’, ‘Cap d’Ail. April ’54. Russell Page’, ‘For new illustration’ and ‘Penguin sent this print. They have no original photo’. Contact sheet is annotated on the reverse ‘Education of a Gardener. Please return to V. Stourton’ and ‘Cap d’Ail. 3/54’

One photograph is marked up on the reverse for publication in ‘Jardins du Midi’

Some photographs are duplicates

Size of photographs ranges from 13.7 x 13.7 cm to 20.4 x 25.6 cm

Some images are undated

Original storage envelope labelled ‘Cap d’Ail. Monsieur Boussac’ (label retained)


26 black and white photographs

1 black and white contact sheet (12 images)

5 strips 2¼ colour transparencies (2 images per strip)

5 strips 2¼ black and white negatives (4 images on 4 strips, 3 images on 1 strip)

2 negatives envelopes