Columbus Monuments Pages

United States of America
Bristol
Rhode Island

Independence Park

Columbus Quincentennial Memorial

Leonard Shartle
1992

Bristol /  Columbus Quincentennial Memorial   Bristol /  Columbus Quincentennial Memorial

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 in 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.

Signed: 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.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 41°40'22" W 71°16'44"

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Item Code: usri02; Added: 21 October 2001  / Photograph: 21 October 2001

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