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The Wimmer Fountain on Coal Market in Prague / Wimmerova kašna na Uhelném Trhu
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 05.036 E 014° 25.225
33U E 458535 N 5548123
Quick Description: Neoclassical Wimmer Fountain on Coal Market in Prague Old Town (In Czech: Wimmerova kašna na Uhelném Trhu v Praze) was created by sculptor František Xaver Lederer in 1797.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/20/2009 2:53:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM6844
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 205

Long Description:

This nice neoclassical fountain, created by František Xaver Lederer in 1797, was donated to the city by the prominent Prague merchant Jakub Wimmer. A successful businessman and trader, he made his original fortune by supplying the army and went on to become extremely rich. But he devoted most of his fortune to the city, establishing parks and public gardens and building roads and public paths.

He commissioned the fountain that bears his name from the Czech sculptor František Xaver Lederer (1758–1811), and had it set up at the corner of today’s National Street and Jungmann Square. Later the fountain was moved to Bethlehem Square, and after that to Vrchlického Park in front of the Prague Main Train Station. Finally it ended up in the Coal Market, above one of Prague’s underground utility tunnels. Some art historians interpret the statues of a boy and a girl with grapes in their hands as an allegory of viticulture, others see them as representing Adam and Eve.

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