The marble fountain, of a pyramidal type, consists of four floors of basins and circular and trefoil basins. Four mermaids at the edge of the 3rd basin holds fish spouting water into the 2nd basin
At the top, a square-shaped building, inspired by the funerary monument of Glanum and the pyramid that adorned the Roman stadium in Vienna, houses the statues of famous Lyon artists, one for each century:
At the top of the square monument is a round temple with on the frieze the text 'la ville de lyon aux artistes qui l'ont illustree 1878 - legs danton 1847'.
- 16th century: architecture: Philibert Delorme
- 17th century: engraving: Gérard Audran
- 18th century: sculpture: Guillaume Coustou
- 19th century: painting: Hippolyte Flandrin
Philibert de l'Orme, or Delorme
(Lyon c. 1514 - Paris 1570)
French architect and writer
(Lyon 1640 - Paris 1703)
(Lyon 1677 - Paris 1746)
French sculptor and academician
(Lyon 1809 - Rome 1864)
The fountain is designed by Gaspard André and the statues were sculpted by Charles Degeorge.
- Gaspard André (Lyon 1840 - Cannes 1896),
- Charles Degeorge (Lyon 1837 - Paris 1888),
Sources & Information
Location (N 45°45'37" - E 4°50'0")
Item Code: frra097; Photograph: 12 August 2018
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