Sunday, October 5, 2008

The King Fountain

The King Fountain can be found in Washington Park just West of Willet St. The statue in the middle of this picture depicts Moses ready to strike the rock of Horeb. The figure on the left is the sculpture of youth and the one of the right is the sculpture of Manhood. There are four lower statues depicting the 4 stages of life: Childhood, Youth, Manhood, Old Age. Created by J. Massy Rhind of Scotland (He immigrated to New York shortly before being selected to design the statue), the sculpture was finished in 1893.

3 comments:

jill said...

I thought that was Moses when I saw it on the portal. very nice the way you caught the sun on it.

Sharon said...

A very impressive fountain.

Anonymous said...

....sort of a history lesson too

MER