Tritonenbrunnen - Vienna, Austria
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N 48° 12.295 E 016° 21.659
33U E 601119 N 5339971
Tritonenbrunnen is comprised of four similar fountains on Maria Theresa Platz in Vienna.
Waymark Code: WMK4BY
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 02/10/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded
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These marble fountains depict Triton with a Naiad. The featured photo is a work by sculptor Anton Schmidgruber in which Triton is portrayed as an older bearded and naked man with a cloth flowing over his right thigh. He sits on a conch shell and holds a paddle while a seated naked Naiad offers him a strand of pearls. Water spouts out of the mouths of fish and a turtle at the base.

This website has additional photos (visit link) and informs us (as translated by Google):

"Tritons and Najad Fountain

Tritons and Najad Fountain ( Artist: Edmund Paul Andreas Hofmann of Aspern castle ) on the Maria Theresa square between the Natural History and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in the first Innere Stadt district of Vienna located next to the central Maria Theresa monument four Tritons and Najad Fountain

Architectural History

The Maria Theresa Square , sometimes referred to as Maria Theresa Park was created between the two former imperial museums and should be part of the Imperial Forum . The opening took place simultaneously with the unveiling of Maria Theresa monument in 1888. 1890 Rossebändiger groups were established and built the fence .

Today , the entire ensemble monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Vienna.

Artistic design

The four Tritons and Najad Fountain form the centers of the four large lawns , which are formed by the major pathways of the Maria Theresa Square. The wells were built in the years 1887 to 1890 , the year of its formation . they were unveiled in 1894.

They were made ??of

Anton Schmidgruber,
Hugo Haerdtl and
Edmund Paul Andreas Hofmann of Aspern castle.
Together they are the circular basin with central groups of figures in Carrara marble on stylized rock formations of conglomerate rock and the four diagonal gargoyles. Specified Thematically were wells with naiads and tritons or human figures in the form of children.

From Edmund Paul Andreas Hofmann of Aspern castle of the fountain at the Museum road comes at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Just as Anton Schmid Gruber with his two fountains on Burgring he solved the task in which he physically divided the Tritons and nymph figures and enriched with individual motifs . Hugo Härdtl gave his burlesque fountain figures on the road at the Museum of Natural History a slight erotic coloring."
Country/Land: Austria / Österreich

Original Reference: Wien 1 - Innere Stadt, page 17


Year built: 1809

URL reference: [Web Link]

Additional URL: Not listed

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