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Fountain - Figure sitting on a spouting whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1840-1870
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 8 in x 7 1/4 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Monochrome engraving depicting a large fountain in a garden with men and women strolling about. The fountain is decorated with carvings of foliage, cherubs, and nude female figures sitting atop spouting whales; it is from the spouts of the whales that the water for the fountain comes. Neo-classical arches and columns in background. No artist signature.