Fountain composed of a circular basin with moulded base and top rope style moulding. A replica of Columbus's flagship, from which water flows, sits atop the basin. Behind the ship is a rounded triangular backdrop with a globe inset showing the old world and the new world, set off by scrolled waves and more roped moulding.
Three decorative relief images appear at the rear: the sun, an astrolabe and Columbus's fleet.
Plaque at the back side:
in recognition of bristol's cultural diversity
commemoration of the columbus quincentennial
the bristol, rhode island
heritage and discovery committee
october 12, 1992.
LEONARD SHARTLE 1992
The town of Bristol, R.I., commissioned Len Shartle to sculpt a major monument celebrating the quincentennial of Columbus and the discovery of America called Discovery.
Sources & Information
- Original information from the webpage of Len Shartle.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 41°40'22" - W 71°16'44")
Item Code: usri02;
Photograph: 21 October 2001
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