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Columbus Quincentennial Memorial

Leonard Shartle
1992

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Description

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.


Inscription(s)

Plaque at the back side:
in recognition of bristol's cultural diversity
and
commemoration of the columbus quincentennial
the bristol, rhode island
heritage and discovery committee
october 12, 1992.

Signature

LEONARD SHARTLE 1992

Annotation

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.

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