Fountain consisting of a pedestal of two dolphins and a mask which support the basin in which water flows. A shell rises from behind the basin obliquely to the entablature of the niche forming an opening in the wall at the top.


  • Title: Design for Fountain in Niche
  • Creator: Edmé Bouchardon
  • Date Created: ca. 1735
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Red chalk on off-white laid paper
  • Provenance: Ex-collection Léon Decloux, Paris.
  • Paper Support: Off-white laid paper
  • Dimensions: 38.3 x 19.2 cm (15 1/16 x 7 9/16 in.)

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