Angel of the Waters, Central Park - 19th Century


Bethesda Fountain was designed by Emma Stebbins (1815-1882) in 1868 and installed in 1873, with the neoclassical sculpture of the Angel of the Waters at the top. It is located in the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, Manhattan. The Fountain is one of the largest in the City of New York, measuring 26 feet high by 96 feet wide. The Angel of the Waters (enlargement below) features an eight-foot bronze angel, standing above four small cherubim. The angel carries a lily in one hand while the other remains outstretched.

Photograph from the album "Central Park Views", presented to the City of Paris by the Department of Public Parks, New York. Unknown publisher (1878-1881). Source: Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF).

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Angel of the Waters, Central Park - 19th Century


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