Photographic material relating to gardens designed by Russell Page at Villa Soleil, Cap d’Antibes, France, Villa Noailles, Grasse, France, and Chateau de Bleneau, Yorne, France

Scope and Content

Villa Soleil:

Black and white photographs and contact prints showing views of garden, pond, lavender-edged beds, mature trees and exterior view of house

Photographs are annotated on the reverse ‘Villa Soleil, Cap d’Antibes. May ’54. Russell Page’. Contact sheet is annotated ‘Villa Soleil’

No photographs are marked up for publication

Photographs measure 15.0 (h) x 14.5 (w) cm


2 black and white photographs

1 black and white contact sheet (4 images)

Villa Noailles:

Black and white contact prints showing views of garden, terrace, pools, fountains, steps, flower beds, exterior views of house and of countryside beyond

Annotated on the reverse ‘Villa Noailles. 3.54. + la petite maison. Page’


1 contact sheet (12 images)

Chateau de Bleneau:

Black and white contact prints, negatives and a postcard showing views of garden, lake, flower beds, fountain, mature trees, paths and exterior views of house

Negatives envelopes are annotated ‘Page’, ‘Leopolda’ and ‘Oval pool at Leopolda’ struck through

Postcard features ‘Bleneau (Yorne). Le chateau’ and is written in French from F.[?] Lebreton[?] to Monsieur Page, thanking him for his kindness and sending best wishes


2 contact sheets (4 images on 1 sheet, 3 images on 1 sheet)

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

2 negatives envelopes

1 postcard

Some images are undated

Original storage envelope labelled ‘Villa Soleil, Cap d’Antibes. 1954. + Villa Noailles 1954. Chateau de Bleneau 1954’ (label retained)