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.
Plaque in the back side:
in recognition of bristol's cultural diversity
commemoration of the columbus quincentennial
the bristol, rhode island
heritage and discovery committee
october 12, 1992.
Signed: LEONARD SHARTLE 1992
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.
Sources & Information
- Original information from the webpage of Len Shartle.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 41°40'22" - W 71°16'44")
Item Code: usri02;
Added: 21 October 2001
/ Photograph: 21 October 2001
© Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt