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Triton Babies Fountain (Sculpture) - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 21.280 W 071° 04.169
19T E 329562 N 4691230
Quick Description: The Triton Babies Fountain is located in the northeast quadrant of the Boston Public Garden in Boston, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2013 4:53:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ239
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 7

Long Description:
A 2.25' by 3.25' by 19" bronze sculpture of a boy and a girl triton are set on a 2.5' high by 2.5' by 1.5' granite base. The base is in the center of a large four-lobed brick-lined granite basin. The sculptures were created by Anna Coleman Ladd and installed in the northwest quadrant of the Boston Public Garden in 1922 and moved to its current location in 1924.

The male triton is lying prone on the granite base. he is using his right elbow to partially raise his body and head. His left arm is tucked under his chest and his feet are raised and crossed. The girl triton is above straddling the boy's back at the waist. Her knees and lower legs are on the base. Her head is held high, her right hand is held straight up and her right hand holds the boy's hair.

Water spouts from the four corners of the granite base into the symmetrical lobed basin below.
TITLE: Triton Babies Fountain, (sculpture)

ARTIST(S): Anna Coleman Ladd, sculptor

DATE: 1922

MEDIUM: bronze sculpture; granite base and basin

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 87740047

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Boston Public Garden


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
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