Left half of fountain at edge of stream (at left) with bridge and tower in the distance. Central section of fountain with shell as basin into which water pours from a mask in the upper part and from jar held by a mermaid who kneels on a pedestal.


  • Title: Design for a Fountain
  • Creator: Gilles-Marie Oppenord
  • Date Created: ca. 1710
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink on paper
  • Provenance: Léon Decloux, Sèvres, France, acquired after 1906
  • Dimensions: 15.9 x 12.1 cm (6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

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