Fountain with figures of cast iron. The four seated figures around the central column are:
- Poseidon, god of the sea
- Amphitrite, nereid.
- Acis, spirit of the Acis River in Sicily, lover of Galatea.
- Galathée / Galatea, nereid
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Around the upper part are four putti representing sea-faring, fishery, agriculture and unknown.
From the workshop of Val d'Osne (Barbezat), and placed in June 1863.
In 1928 Edmond Barde, who interpreted the four figures as the four seasons and called it Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons (Four Seasons Fountain).
- Mathurin Moreau (Dijon 1822 - Paris 1912),
French sculptor, worked for the Société anonyme des hauts-fourneaux et fonderies du Val d'Osne, anciennes masions J.P.V. André, Barbezat et Cie, Fourment Houille et Cie, J.J. Ducel et fils : Seringe frères et Noailles (short: Val d'Osne).
Sources & Information
Location (N 46°12'14" - E 6°9'8")
Item Code: chge027; Photograph: 5 June 2013
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