OOS 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 sculptors 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

Citation

: J. W. Fiske, “Lady Fountain,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 28, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1555.

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 sculptors 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

Location City

Location County

Location Street

Van Buren Street

Creation Date

1895