||THE GERMAN FOUNTAIN - In the old willow copse
of Jackson Park, the architects of the German
Fiedler and Radke, placed the beautiful bronze fountain which is
reproduced in the first of the above engravings. The work is
singular in that the figure at the summit holds up a light, to
illuminate the shadowy region at night. The Germans excel in this
line of metal castings, and made many similar exhibits in the
Manufactures Building, beside bringing to America the finest example
of iron gates ever wrought into shape.|
REAR VIEW OF THE BARGE OF STATE - The possessors of our album,
and students of sculpture, may here obtain another valuable view of
MacMonnies' methods in handling his Barge of State - probably one of
the most ambitious pieces that have been attempted in modern times.
It will be seen that Father Time, the pilot, has lashed his scythe to
the helm, and that his posture could not be improved. The wonderful
oaring maidens are here caught in a most felicitous view, and it may
certainly be said that nothing remained to have made the fame of
MacMonnies sublime but a more fulfilling summit to the structure.
The herald in front, with her long pipe, the maidens at the sides,
the pilot, the familiar surroundings and establishment, were beyond
criticism, and as the Columbian Fountain was but tentative, we may
yet look for its perfection in bronze by its gifted creator.