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Sculptor:
Rush, William 1756-1833  Search this
Caster:
Kreitschit, Fred 1944-  Search this
Fabricator:
Sculpture Studio of Perkiomenville  Search this
Medium:
Fiberglass
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Copy
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19131
Located Fairmount Waterworks Along Schuylkill River, north of Spring Garden Street Bridge Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Date:
Original ca. 1825. Fiberglass copy 1980. Copy installed 1989
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993.
Image on file.
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:
The Schuylkill River is represented by an allegorical female figure seated next to a water wheel. Her proper left arm is extended out toward the water wheel as water rushing from the bottom of the water wheel. Behind her water pours from the mouth of a pump and overflows a small reservoir. The sculpture is installed over the doorway of one of the small waterworks buildings.
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Allegory--Place--Rivers  Search this
Architecture--Industry--Mill  Search this
Waterscape--River--Schuylkill River  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001129
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_338433