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Fountain of the Great Lakes, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Taft, Lorado Zadoc 1860-1936  Search this
Caster:
Berchem, Jules 1855-1930  Search this
Architectural firm:
Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge  Search this
Medium:
Figures: bronze; Fountain basin: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago Illinois 60603-6110
Date:
Commissioned 1909.; Dedicated September 9, 1913.; Relocated 1963
Notes:
Public Monument Conservation Project, 1986.
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Bach, Ira J. and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, IL0054, 1989.
Monumental News, Jan., 1910; April, 1914.
Summary:
Monument consists of: a pool surrounding a pedestal on which two putti hold fish which serve as water spouts; on a second pedestal raised on first one, a group of five figures representing the Great Lakes; one of the figures, a woman, stands higher than the other four showering water down over the others; also present are three plaques - the center one with Benjamin Franklin Ferguson on it.
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Object--Other--Shell  Search this
Animal--Fish  Search this
Figure male--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_13944