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Lord Strathcona Fountain - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.739 W 075° 40.435
18T E 447282 N 5030827
Quick Description: The Lord Strathcona fountain is located in Strathcona Park in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 11/14/2011 8:16:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMD3RA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 17

Long Description:
The Lord Strathcona fountain was donated to the City of Ottawa by Lord Strathcona (Donald Alexander Smith). It was created by Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912) a renowned French sculptor. The fountain was cast at the Fonderies d'Art Val D'Osne, in Paris after 1866 (exact date unknown).

The Strathcona Fountain is a beautifully composed , ornamented and executed landmark, typical of the decorative 19th centurry monuments designed in the "beaux Arts" tradition.

A central ornamental spout with four fish rises above the upper basin, sending streams of water that finally spill into a larger cast stone basin below the cherubs. The cherubs stand on a festooned base ornamented with sea shells and Lord Strathcona's Coat of Arms.

From an article by Barry Padolski dated June 30, 1999, titled: "Strathcona Park fountain turns 100; Solving some of the mysteries surrounding the Sandy Hill landmark." (visit link)
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