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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for a fountain", 1787–88

type: Drawing

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Four putti sit upon a circular pedestal, supporting the upper basin on their heads and raised hands. Two dolphins with raised and entwined tails are in the center if the upper basin. Out of the dolphins' tails, water springs up and flows down into the top and bottom basins. Below, the rim of the lower basin is lightly sketched.



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