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N. O. Nelson Memorial Fountain, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Holm, Victor Sophus Joachim 1876-1935  Search this
Subject:
Nelson, Nels O  Search this
Medium:
Bronze on a granite base
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
N. O. Nelson School 1225 West High Street Edwardsville Illinois 62025
Date:
Dedicated May 24, 1924
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois survey, 1992.
"A Pictorial History of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon," Edwardsville, IL: The Edwardsville Intelligencer, 1991, pg. 70.
Summary:
A fountain with a figure of a nude boy riding a turkey, set at the back of the basin. The boy holds up a vessel with both hands on his proper right side. On the opposite side is a bronze relief plaque depicting Nels O. Nelson and inscribed with text; and at foot of base two frogs and another plaque inset onto a rectangular base.
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Animal--Amphibian--Frog  Search this
Figure male--Child--Full length  Search this
Figure male--Child--Nude  Search this
Animal--Bird--Turkey  Search this
Object--Other--Vase  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000189
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312390