Nymphe des eaux - Vichy, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JMRetSB
N 46° 07.329 E 003° 25.295
31T E 532571 N 5107705
Quick Description: Statue between the source of the Hospital and the market gallery /\ Statue entre la source de l'Hopital et la gallerie marchande
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 12/16/2015 2:21:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ45H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The high-relief represents a powerful woman, scantily clad, swaying and wearing a laurel crown, in the style of Greek statuary. Urn resting on his left shoulder the beneficent water flows recovered in a cherub he holds a conch at arms. To his right, a second cherub, sucking her thumb, is perched astride a pitcher and relies on a kind of rudder. The nymph, chubby children, the bottom lined with reeds, everything evokes the virtues of Vichy thermal waters.

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Le haut-relief représente une femme puissante, légèrement vêtue, déhanchée et coiffée d'une couronne de laurier, dans le goût de la statuaire grecques. De l'urne posée sur son épaule gauche s'écoule l'eau bienfaisante qu'un putto récupère dans une conque qu'il tient à bout de bras. À sa droite, un second putto, suçant son pouce, est juché à califourchon sur une cruche et s'appuie sur une sorte de gouvernail. La nymphe, les enfants potelés, le fond tapissé de joncs, tout évoque les vertus des eaux thermales vichyssoises.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Nymphe des eaux

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Carrier-Belleuse

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: Mai 1865

Materials used: Stone /\ Pierre

Location: Place Source de l'Hopital 03200 Vichy

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