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Darlington Memorial Fountain

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Type  Gilded Bronze
Created  1922
Year  1922
Artist  C. Paul Jennewein
Owner  Washington, D.C.
Darlington Memorial Fountain
Dimensions  150 cm × 91 cm × 91 cm (5 ft × 3 ft × 3 ft)
Location  Washington, D.C., United States
Address  401-449 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20549, USA
Hours  Open today · Open 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hoursSundayOpen 24 hoursMondayOpen 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hours
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The Darlington Memorial Fountain is a gilded bronze statue by C. Paul Jennewein. It is located at Judiciary Park at 5th Street and D Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Judiciary Square neighborhood.

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Committee

In November 6th 1923, a committee were formed under Frank J. Hogan, the head of the Darlington memorial committee. The duties of the committee were to take charge of the dedication of that committee, later that month. The committee consisted of 100 people, some who were lawyers who had studied under Mr. Darlington.

Background

The Darlington Memorial Fountain was named after Joseph J. Darlington. As a young man, Darlington came to Washington to attend law school in 1849. He then gained an office on Fifth Street, and was known as the leader of the legal community. Darlington worked on Fifth Street for the remainder of his career.

Shortly after his death, friends and colleagues proposed to have a memorial built in his honor.

Design

The design by C. Paul Jennewein was approved by the United States Commission of Fine Arts, in 1921.

It was installed in November 1923. There was some controversy about the nudity of the Nymph.

Inscription

The inscription reads:

On top of bronze base
A. Kunst Bronze Foundry N.Y. C.P. Jennewein SC. 1922
On side of bronze base
C.P. Jennewein SC. 1922
On side of marble base
This monument has been erected by his friends with the sanction of Congress in memory of Joseph James Darlington 1849-1920 counselor teacher lover of mankind

Awards

The sculpture was awarded the 1926 Fairmount Park Association Prize from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Another example was acquired by Brookgreen Gardens in 1940, from Charles Louis Borie, friend of the sculptor.

References

Darlington Memorial Fountain Wikipedia


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