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Founder:
J. W. Fiske Iron Works  Search this
Caster:
Seelig, Moritz J. b. 1809. (possibly by)  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: painted zinc; Fountain: painted cast iron
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of New Shoreham Town Council P. O. Drawer 220 Block Island Rhode Island 02807
Located Ocean Avenue, Pilot Hill Road & Spring Street Block Island Rhode Island 02807
Date:
Dedicated July 22, 1896
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Rhode Island survey, 1993.
Inventory staff, 2000.
Image on file.
(On front of base:) ERECTED BY THE W.C.T.U./OF/BLOCK ISLAND. RHODE ISLAND/JULY 22, 1896 (On north side of base:) FOR GOD AND HOME AND EVERY LAND unsigned Founder's mark appears.
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:
Standing atop a square fountain base is a female figure holding a water jug in her hands. She is dressed in Classical robes and her hair is coiled in a braid adorned with garlands of grapes. The ornate fountain base is adorned with three small drinking fountain basins.
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Rebecca  Search this
Control number:
IAS RI000033
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_313549