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Sculptor:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William 1863-1937  Search this
Founder:
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company  Search this
Medium:
Boys and storks: bronze with dark green patina; Fountain basin: pink granite
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Chicago Park District Preservation Planning Division 425 East McFetridge Drive Chicago Illinois 60605
Located Lincoln Park Conservatory Garden Chicago Illinois
Date:
Dedicated May 29, 1887
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Public Monument Conservation Project, 1986.
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 140-141.
Riedy, James L., "Chicago Sculpture," University of Illinois Press, 1981, pg. 44-46.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois, Chicago survey, 1992.
Bryan, I. J., comp., "A History of Lincoln Park and Annual Report of the Commissioners," Chicago: The Commissioners, 1899, pg. 54-55.
Smart, Mary, "A Flight with Fame: the life and art of Frederick MacMonnies, with a Catalogue Raisonne of Sculpture and a Checklist of Paintings by E. Adina Gordon," Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1996, pg. 286.
Image on file.
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 140.
Smart, Mary, "A Flight with Fame: the life and art of Frederick MacMonnies, with a Catalogue Raisonne of Sculpture and a Checklist of Paintings by E. Adina Gordon," Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1996, pg. 286.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Three figures with a half boy-half fish appearance are wrestling with fish among the jets of a shallow circular fountain pool. The fish have water pouring from their mouths. Three large storks stand upright and spread their wings, spraying water from their beaks. A fence surrounds the fountain.
Topic:
Fantasy  Search this
Children  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Animal--Fish  Search this
Animal--Bird--Stork  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_14486