OOSI Sculpture

Lady Fountain

1895 / J. W. Fiske / Fostoria

Women's Fountain of Fostoria Fountain Cemetery 2.jpg

This fountain features four classically dressed women and an ornate central column that has a secondary flower-like basin at the top to catch water, which overflows into the main shallow pool below. One woman sit atop the entire fountain holding a vessel that spouts water and drips over her face. Three women are attached to the column and are shown doing various activities; the first appears to be pouring out a vase, the second is reaching towards her neck with her proper right hand and holding a bushel of flowers in her proper left, and the third women is offering grapes outwards with her proper right hand and clasping a horn of plenty to her side with her proper left hand.

A small plaque at the base of the column lists the foundry name of the fabricators who made the fountain; the makers are well known for making memorial fountains. The plaque reads: J. W. FISKE 41 PARK PLACE NEW YORK

Location: Fostoria Fountain Cemetery, Van Buren Street

County

: Hancock County

Citation

: J. W. Fiske, “Lady Fountain,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 23, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1555.

Dublin Core

Title

Lady Fountain

Description

This fountain features four classically dressed women and an ornate central column that has a secondary flower-like basin at the top to catch water, which overflows into the main shallow pool below. One woman sit atop the entire fountain holding a vessel that spouts water and drips over her face. Three women are attached to the column and are shown doing various activities; the first appears to be pouring out a vase, the second is reaching towards her neck with her proper right hand and holding a bushel of flowers in her proper left, and the third women is offering grapes outwards with her proper right hand and clasping a horn of plenty to her side with her proper left hand.

A small plaque at the base of the column lists the foundry name of the fabricators who made the fountain; the makers are well known for making memorial fountains. The plaque reads: J. W. FISKE 41 PARK PLACE NEW YORK

Creator

Date

1895

Type

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Fostoria Fountain Cemetery

Location Street

Van Buren Street

Creation Date

1895