Wallace Fountain

Wallace Fountain
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This fountain was designed in 1872 by the French sculptor Charles A. Lebourg, as commissioned by the English millionaire philanthropist Sir Richard Wallace. Its design is picturesque - cast iron fountain with four female caryatids, dressed in light, draping tunics, supporting a dome with four fish on top.

Sir Richard Wallace wanted a fountain which would symbolise the universal fraternity of men. Wallace commissioned hundreds of copies of this fountain which he would present to the main cities. Twelve of these were donated to Barcelona for the 1888 World Fair. Only two original fountains remain in visible areas:one on La Rambla, in front of the Wax Museum, and the other at the intersection of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes with Passeig de GrĂ cia.