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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Paris, Île-de-France, Franceen_US
dc.coverage.temporalcompleted 1840 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorHittorff, Jacques-Ignaceen_US
dc.date1840en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-29T17:36:09Z
dc.date.available2013-07-29T17:36:09Z
dc.date.issued1840en_US
dc.identifier227385en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2415en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/135178
dc.descriptionFountain of the Rivers, overall view; The Fontaines de la Concorde are two monumental fountains located in the Place de la Concorde in the center of Paris. They were designed by Jacques Ignace Hittorff, and completed in 1840 during the reign of King Louis-Philippe. The fountains sit on either side of the obelisk from Luxor given to Louis-Philippe by the viceroy of Egypt in 1831. Twelve sculptors worked on the fountains. The Maritime Fountain (La Fontaine des Mers), to the south, closer to the River Seine, represents the maritime spirit of France. Large semi-nude figures supporting the vasque represent the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The figures are seated in the prow of a ship, the symbol of the City of Paris, and they are surrounded by dolphins. Other figures beneath the vasque represent the industries of the sea; Coral, Fish, Shells and Pearls. The Fountain of the Rivers (La Fontaine des Fleuves), to the north, closer to the Madeleine church, has large figures supporting the vasque who represent the Rhône River and the Rhine River. The other major figures represent the main harvests of France; Wheat and Grapes, Flowers and Fruit. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/5/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumpainted and gilded iron and bronze; stoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectallegoryen_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectmythology (Classical)en_US
dc.subjectDolphinsen_US
dc.subjectFishingen_US
dc.subjectFountainsen_US
dc.subjectRiversen_US
dc.subjectmaritime tradeen_US
dc.subjectfishen_US
dc.subjectpearlsen_US
dc.subjectcoralen_US
dc.subjecttritonsen_US
dc.subjectnereidsen_US
dc.subjectNineteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectEmpireen_US
dc.titleFountains of the Place de la Concordeen_US
dc.title.alternativeFontaines de la Concordeen_US
dc.title.alternativeFountain of the Rivers and Maritime Fountainen_US
dc.title.alternativeFontaine des Fleuves et Fontaine des Mersen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-HJI-MF-A1en_US
vra.culturalContextFrenchen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling), casting (process)en_US
vra.worktypefountainen_US
vra.worktypesculpture (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayJacques-Ignace Hittorff (French architect, 1792-1867) and othersen_US


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