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Sculptors' Fountains

Photographs, Prints, and Models
April 04 – May 08, 1948

 
 
Hellenistic and Roman Figures, from Rome, Pompeii or Herculaneum
Marforio, A River God
Marble

The name, Marforio, comes from the Forum of Mars, where this figure stood for many centuries.
 
Hellenistic and Roman Figures, from Rome, Pompeii or Herculaneum
Boy with a Goose
Marble
 
Hellenistic and Roman Figures, from Rome, Pompeii or Herculaneum
Cupid with a Dolphin
Bronze
 
Hellenistic and Roman Figures, from Rome, Pompeii or Herculaneum
The Nile, A River God
Marble
 
Hellenistic and Roman Figures, from Rome, Pompeii or Herculaneum
Tipsy Faun, Lying on a Wineskin
Bronze
 
Hellenistic and Roman Figures, from Rome, Pompeii or Herculaneum
Young Faun Holding a Wineskin
Bronze
 
Medieval Fountains: The Sculpture Subordinated to the Architectural Lines
Fountain in the Cloister of the Benedictines
Sicilian, 12th century
 
Medieval Fountains: The Sculpture Subordinated to the Architectural Lines
Fountains of the Lions
14th century

Moorish
 
Medieval Fountains: The Sculpture Subordinated to the Architectural Lines
Design for a Gothic Fountain, with Christ and the twelve Apostles, and nude figures dancing around the basin
late 15th century
 
Medieval Fountains: The Sculpture Subordinated to the Architectural Lines
Public Fountain
Italian, 14th century
 
Nicola Pisano- Medieval Fountains: The Sculpture Subordinated to the Architectural Lines
The Great Fountain 1277
Marble

Designed by Fra Bevignate. The reliefs by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano; the three nympha topping the central shaft by Arnolfo di Cambil.
 
The Renaissance- The Fifteenth Century: The Sculpture Bursts its Architectural Bonds
Fountain Figure: standing youth with an urn on his shoulder.
Paduan Master, late 15th century
Courtesy of The Art Library, University of Chicago

Facsimile of a drawing in the British Museum.
 
The Renaissance- The Fifteenth Century: The Sculpture Bursts its Architectural Bonds
Fountain of the Three Graces 1499
Venetian Master, 15th centruy

Woodcut in Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Venice.
 
The Renaissance- The Fifteenth Century: The Sculpture Bursts its Architectural Bonds
Cupid with a Dolphin 1555
Bronze Figure

The porphyry basin, by Francesco del Tadda. Detail showing only the figure and the original base with lions' heads.
 
The Renaissance- The Fifteenth Century: The Sculpture Bursts its Architectural Bonds
Medici Fountain
Marble. Florentine Master, late 15th centruy

The figure, a later addition, is in the 16th century style.
 
Jacopo Bellini- The Renaissance- The Fifteenth Century: The Sculpture Bursts its Architectural Bonds
Fountain in a Courtyard
Detail of a drawing in a Sketchbook in the Louvre, Paris
 
Donatello- The Renaissance- The Fifteenth Century: The Sculpture Bursts its Architectural Bonds
Cupid with a Fish
Bronze
15 inches high
 
Giovanni Bologna
Flying Mercury 1564
Bronze

From a fountain on the loggia of the Villa Medici, Rome. A small photograph shows a copy of the figure in situ.
 
Andrea Della Rabbia- The Renaissance- The Fifteenth Century: The Sculpture Bursts its Architectural Bonds
Boy with a Dolphin
Glazed terra cotta
Courtesy of Mrs. Edwin C. Hoyt Collection, New York
 
Giovanni Bologna
Fishing Boys 1559
Bronze

A photostat of a drawing by Francois Duquesnoy shows the form of the fountain, and a third putto.
 
Giovanni Bologna
Fountain of Venus 1583
White marble figures, basin of dark green marble
 
Giovanni Bologna
The Apennine 1580
Colossal rustic fountain

A photograph of an etching by Stefano della Bella shows the original form of the fountain, with the figure emerging from a cave, and spectators to indicate scale.
 
Bernardo Buotalenti
Interior of the Great Grotto 1585
 
Valerio Cioli
The Dwarf Morgante on a Turtle 1560
Marble "portrait statue" of a dwarf at Cosimo dei Medici's court.
 
Valerio Ciolo
The Dwarf Pietro Barbino 1560
Marble

Companion piece to the Morgante.
 
Valerio Cioli
A Dwarf on a Sea Dragon (attributed)
Bronze figures on a miniature rustic fountain, for a room or table
 
Valerio Cioli
Fountain of the Vintage 1608
Marble group

Completed by the sculptor's nephew, Simone Cioli.
 
Pietro Francavilla
Venus Attended by a Nymph and a Satyr 1600
Marble group of heroic size.
 
Jean Goujon
Five Nymphs, Symbolizing the Source 1549
Marble reliefs

Pierre Lescot, architect.
 
Taddeo Landini
Fountain of the Tortoises 1588
Bronze figures, granite basin
 
Battista Lorenzi
Alpheus and Arethusa 1584
Marble group from a grotto at the Villa of Paradise, Pian di Ripoli.
 
Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli
Fountain of Neptune 1557
Marble
 
Pierino Da Vinci
Young River God
Marble
 
Pierino Da Vinci
Putto Pissatore
Marble
 
Niccolo Tribolo
The Great Fountain 1560
Marble and bronze
 
Niccolo Tribolo
Fountain of the Labyrinth
Relief and bronze
 
Giovanni Lorenzo Berini
Neptune and Glaucus 1623
Marble group from the Villa Montalto, Rome.
 
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Triton 1629
 
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Fountain of the Great Triton 1640
 
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Fountain of the Four Rivers 1651
Marble
 
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Central Figure on the Fountain of the Moor 1653
 
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Two Designs for Fountains
Wash drawings
 
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Wall Fountain with Two Tritons 1669
 
Pietro Bernini
Fountain of the Giants 1601
Marble
 
Pietro Bracci
Fountain of Trevi 1768
 
Francois Girardon
Fountain of the Pyramid 1672
Lead, originally gilded
 
Francois Girardon
Detail of the Bain Des Nymphes De Diane 1675
Lead relief
 
Giulio Parigi
Fountain if the Triton 1635
 
Jean Baptiste Pigalle
Mercury Attaching His Sandals 1739
marble
 
Pietro Tacco
Grotesque Fountain 1641
Bronze
 
Unknon Italian Sculptor
Rococo Wall Fountain
18th century
 
Gaston Lachaise
Dolphin Fountain I 1922
Bronze
 
Gaston Lachaise
Dolphin Fountain II 1924
Bronze with dark green patina
 
Carl Milles
Sunglitter 1918
Bronze
2 feet 8 inches high
Courtesy of Mr. Otto C. Doering River Forest

Model for larger figure at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
 
Carl Milles
Jonah and the Whale 1932
Bronze
15 inches high
Courtesy of Mrs. Meyric Rogers, Chicago

Small model for the fountain at Cranbrook.
 
jean Baptiste Carpeaux
Fountain of the Observatory 1871
Bronze
 
Georg Kolbe
Fountain Figure 1912
Marble
 
Georg Kolbe
Details of a Bronze Model 1919
 
Georg Kolbe
Rathenau Fountain 1930
Bronze and stone
 
Marcel Francois Loyau
Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain 1927
 
Paul Manship
Venus Anadyomene 1924
White marble figure
 
Paul Manship
Prometheus 1934
Bronze
 
Brenda Putnam
Shakewpeare Memorial Fountain
White marble
 
Lawrence Tenney Stevens
Bat Fountain 1929
Bronze statuette on cylindrical marble base carved with night creatures and flowers.
 
Lorado Taft
Plaster model of proposed, Fountain of Creation 1910
 
Wheeler Williams
Sea Lion Fountain 1932
Oxidixed silvered bronze; ball of spun copper.
 
William Rush
Nymph of the Schuykill 1854
Bronze

The first American fountain?
 
Carl Milles
Small Triton Fountain 1916
Bronze
 
Carl Milles
Europa Fountain 1926
Bronze
 
Carl Milles
Folke Filbyter 1927
Bronze
 
Carl Milles
Poseidon Fountain 1930
Bronze
 
Carl Milles
Diana Court Fountain 1930
Bronze
 
Carl Milles
Jonah Fountain 1932
Bronze
 
Carl Milles
Orpheus Fountain 1936
Bronze
 
Carl Milles
Triton with Young Tritons 1940
Bronze
 

   
   
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