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Bartholdi's Fountain, (sculpture)

Artist:
Bartholdi, A.
Medium:
Iron/bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 12
No. 12.--BARTHOLDI'S FOUNTAIN. Architect, A. BARTHOLDI, of Paris.--Size, basin, 26 feet in diameter; height, 30 feet; statue, 11 feet. Situated in the Esplanade, in front of the main entrance to the grounds; constructed of iron, bronzed, and was cast in Paris by A. Durenne. In the center of the basin is erected a triangular pedestal, on the faces of which are aquatic monsters, and fishes spouting water. Upon the pedestal are three female Caryatides, supporting a basin thirteen feet in diameter, which receives the water from an upper basin upheld by three infant Tritons; the whole surmounted by a Mural Crown, through which the water flows. An illuminating apparatus is attached, in order to combine the effects of light and water. This fountain is intended to embody an allegorical representation of the elements of Water and Light. [P. 146; exhibited under heading: "Out-Door Works of Art."]
United States Centennial Commission. International Exhibition. 1876 Official Catalogue. Part II. Art Gallery, Annexes, and Out-Door Works of Art. Department IV.--Art. Sixth and Revised Edition. Philadelphia: Published for the Centennial Catalogue Company. By John R. Nagle and Company. Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1876.
Artist address: Paris, France.
Topic:
Fantasy
Mythology--Classical
Allegory--Element--Water
Allegory--Element--Light
Figure
Animal--Fish
Control number:
AECI 03024638
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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