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Catholic Total Abstinence Fountain, (sculpture)

Artist:
Kirn, Herman
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 13
No. 13. CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE FOUNTAIN. Architect, HERMAN KIRN, Philadelphia. Situated at the junction of Fountain Avenue and the Avenue of the Republic, at the northwestern corner of Machinery Hall. In design it is a circular platform, with four arms projecting at right angles, terminating in four smaller circular platforms. From the centre of the large circle rises a marble rockwork, sixteen feet high, with a diameter of eighteen feet at base, on which stands a statue of Moses smiting the rock. The water descends from numerous fissures into a basin forty feet in diameter. On each of the circular platforms is a drinking-fountain, twelve feet in height and eight feet eight inches in diameter, surrounded with statues, nine feet high. These represent Father Mathew, Charles Carroll, Archbishop John Carroll, and Commodore John Barry. It has been erected by contributions made by the numerous societies forming the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America. [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: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Moses
Portrait group
Occupation--Religion
Occupation--Military
Allegory--Place--America
Control number:
AECI 03024639
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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