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Hebe Goddess of Youth Garden Fountain
Patterned after the original sculpture by Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
The ancient Greeks claimed therapeutic benefits from healing waters found in sacred spots - and we're sure the beautiful water music had benefits all its own! Personifying the eternal beauty of youth, the goddess Hebe, cup bearer to the Olympic gods, becomes a yard-tall fountain as her sparkling waters cascade from cruet urn to basin. Our Design Toscano-exclusive is cast in quality designer resin and hand-finished to replicate fine stonework, this classical focal point is an investment in garden art that features a durable, weather resistant, integrated, UL-listed, indoor/outdoor pump. Another quality garden fountain from Toscano!
- Simple assembly required.
- This fountain includes a 95 gallon per hour pump with 6 foot long cord.
- It holds approximately 2.6 gallons of water.
- Fountain fits on our Corinthian Pillar Collection: Capital JQ7665 or Roman Doric Column Classical Fluted Architectural Plinth: Tall NE800105 or Roman Doric Column Classical Fluted Architectural Plinth: Wide KY2273.
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About The Artist
Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Bertel Thorvaldsen was the first critically acclaimed Danish artist and an outstanding example of the Neoclassical style of sculpture. The son of an Icelandic wood-carver who settled in Denmark Thorvaldsen studied at the Copenhagen Academy and won a traveling scholarship to Rome where he was to live most of his life. In Italy the prevailing enthusiasm for classical sculpture ignited his imagination so much that he later celebrated the date of his arrival in 1797 as his Roman Birthday.
The success of Thorvaldsen's model for a statue of Jason and the Golden Fleece attracted the attention of the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova and launched Thorvaldsen on one of the most successful careers of the 19th century.
Thorvaldsen created numerous sculptural works inspired by Greek mythology such as Hebe the Goddess of Youth and Eros and Dionysus. He also sculpted portraits of important contemporary personalities and historic figures.
Per his final wishes much of Bertel Thorvaldsen's fortune was donated to the endowment of a Neoclassical museum in Copenhagen that began construction in 1939. Housed in the museum are his art collections and the models for all his sculptures. Thorvaldsen also expressed to be buried in the museum and his body was laid to rest as he so desired.
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Weights & Dimensions
- 14"Wx11.5"Dx37"H. 22 lbs.