"This exquisite piece of statuary was executed by the renowned Italian sculptor, Tadolini, in 1858, and was originally designed for exhibition in the international exposition at Paris, but was not finished in time. It has never been exhibited before, and is justly regarded as one of the finest works of art in exist- ence. Paechi was one of the water-nymphs, the inventress of the fisher-net, which hangs about the pedestal supporting the beautiful nymph. The water-nymphs presided over rivers, brooks, springs and fountains, and were generally represented as young and beautiful virgins, leaning upon an urn, from which flows a stream of water. Tadolini has succeeded admirably in represent- ing fish sporting in the stream of water flowing at the feet of the nymph which presided over them." [P. 6.]
Louisville Industrial Exposition. Catalogue of Paintings and Statuary 1880. Louisvville, Ky.: Courier Journal and Job Printing Rooms. 1880.