Fountain of the Four Children

Passeig Picasso, entry to Parc de la Ciutadella

Design: Etablissements Metallurgiques Durenne
Materials: Painted cast iron

In the Parque de la Ciutadella, between the Cascade and narrow piece of Zoo parallel to Wellington Street, under four poplars in Canada, was a source of molten iron, much like the Charles Lebourg designed in 1872 for Richard Wallace, who it was acquired in 1875 by the city of Barcelona to the French Val de Osne cast, the same as Wallace fountains melted. The municipal agreement, on March 1 of that year, which authorizes the director of the park to make the purchase, specifies that the source is "equal to those in the Champs Elysees in Paris."

It is possible, but bears no signature, the design work was also Lebourg, commissioned by casting or from a model rejected by Wallace, as it bears a strong resemblance. The differences with the model of the four female caryatids are three: the dome is different, flatter. No inscription on the base. Caryatids, instead of four women, four preteens, two boys and two girls. Not hold up the roof with bare hands, as women of other model, but with his hands on his head. Children with short hair, are covered only with a sheet of clothes on the genitals. Girls with long hair have the body covered by a somewhat broader folds, but that reveal a slightly pointed breasts, under which a belt holds clothing. The source is now at the park entrance from the Paseo de Picasso.

  • S. Pere, S. Caterina i La Ribera
  • Passeig de Picasso

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