Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Nancy
Meurthe-et-Moselle

Lorraine

Place Stanislas

Fontaine Amphitrite

Amphitrite Fountain

Barthélémy Guibal
1751

Nancy /  Fontaine Amphitrite   Nancy /  Fontaine Amphitrite

Description

Two symmetrical fountains representing Neptune and Amphitrite are arranged in the corners of the Place Stanislas. They are in a rococo style that breaks with the classical architecture of the place.
The fountain in the north-east corner shows Amphitrite as a nude woman. The two fountains side were removed in 1771 (or 1791) to get access to the Parc de la Pépinière.

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Sources & Information

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Location N 48°41'38" E 6°11'1"

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Item Code: frlo097; Photograph: 14 June 2011
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