Fountain composed of three main elements:
- an octogonal basin.
- a pedestal with on the four corners gold coloured statues of the four main virtues (Force, Prudence, Justice and Temperance), with dolphins and shells on the sides.
- on the pedestal are an obelisk flanked by two sculpture groups:
- the portraits of the dauphin future Louis XVI and his future wife Marie-Antoinette presented by allegorical figures of France and Austria as an homage to their marriage in 1770.
- a child representing innocent love with a dog and a lamb, symbolizing respectively fidelity and sweetness.
en cette ville
Chilperic II fut inhume
Huges Capet couronne roi
erigee en 1493
restaurée en 1770
pendant la guerre 1914-1918
fut nouveau restauree
et achevee en 1979
Signed (portrait): a colin
The fountain is made by the sculptor François Masson, the founder Joachim Hebeau and Eloy Hublar, master stone mason of Noyon.
- François Masson (La Vieille-Lyre, Eure 1745 - Paris 1807),
Sources & Information
Location N 49°34'50" E 3°0'0"
Item Code: frpi006; Photograph: 24 May 2011
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