OOS Sculpture

Washington Cemetery Fountain

1892 / Louis Sauvageau / Washington Court House

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This three-tiered fountain features at its top a woman pouring water from an urn. The middle tier includes sculptures of three cherubs, while the two sculptures on the bottom tier depict two seated women, both with their chins resting on their hands, as if grieving or in thought.

The fountain, designed by French sculptor Louis Sauvageau and cast by the J.W. Fiske Company, was installed in the Washington Cemetery in 1892. The fountain fell into disrepair over time, and elements went missing from the work. The repair and restoration of the fountain was funded by the efforts of The Garden Clubs of Fayette County and completed by the Karkadoulias Bronze Art Company. It was reinstalled in the cemetery in 2003 after the work was completed.

Location: Washington Cemetery, 1741 Washington Ave

County

: Fayette

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Citation

: Louis Sauvageau, “Washington Cemetery Fountain,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 17, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2171.

Title

Washington Cemetery Fountain

Description

This three-tiered fountain features at its top a woman pouring water from an urn. The middle tier includes sculptures of three cherubs, while the two sculptures on the bottom tier depict two seated women, both with their chins resting on their hands, as if grieving or in thought.

The fountain, designed by French sculptor Louis Sauvageau and cast by the J.W. Fiske Company, was installed in the Washington Cemetery in 1892. The fountain fell into disrepair over time, and elements went missing from the work. The repair and restoration of the fountain was funded by the efforts of The Garden Clubs of Fayette County and completed by the Karkadoulias Bronze Art Company. It was reinstalled in the cemetery in 2003 after the work was completed.

Creator

Date

1892

Subject

Source

Information about this sculpture was generously collected and supplied by members of the The Fayette County Historical Society.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Type

Identifier

2171

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

this fountain was moved within the cemetery (closer to the entrance) in the early 1900s

Location Site

Location Street

1741 Washington Ave

Location Type

Installation Date

1892

Materials