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The Boy Fountain

Robert Jackson
1863

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Description

Drinking fountain with a marble figure of a water bearer, a boy with a water jar, on a granite base decorated with carved marble panels incorporating scallop shell water bowls.
The fountain was designed by C.H. Mabey, the base by R. Jackson.

From Coventry Herald, Saturday 6 June 1863:

DRINKING FOUNTAIN ST. JAMES'S PARK. — A drinking fountain has been set up in St. James's Park, on the South side the enclosure, near Queen's square Gate, by order of the Hon. W. Cowper, the Chief Commissioner of her Majesty's works. As a whole the fountain is creditable the skill of Mr. R. Jackson, the sculptor whom it has been executed. It is beautifully placed, and we shall be thankful to Mr. Cowper if this lead the adornment the Parks with other statuary. The Parks already owe much to his taste and care.

Signature

Monogram V.R. 1863 (not seen by us)

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Location (N 51°30'3" - W 0°8'2")

Item Code: gblo227; Photograph: 18 March 2019
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