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MOREAU, Mathurin

Dijon, Côte-d'Or 1822 - Paris 1912

Maker: Val d'Osne

Fontaine de Tourny

Fountain of Tourny

1857 cast from 1854 model

cast iron

type: other

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. c. 23 ft.

Photo credit: ph. Wikimedia/Gilbert Bochenek, 2007

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1857-1960, This fountain, as well as another one, was placed on the Allées de Tourny in Bordeaux, France
  • 1960, Both fountains are dismantled because of the high cost of their maintenance. One of them is reinstalled in Soulac-sur-Mer, Gironde, France.
  • 2003, The other fountain is bought by Maison Simons (a company from Quebec selling clothes and house decoration items), which has it restored and gives it to the City of Quebec for its 400th anniversary
  • 2007, July 3, Inauguration of the fountain for future celebrations of Quebec City's 400th anniversary in 2008

Bibliography

  • Liste envoyée par Claire Vuitton, septembre 2018.
  • https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontaine_de_Tourny (consulté 22 février 2019)

Comment

  • See text on French version of this website.