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Small Child Fountain

Artist:

Mary E. Moore

Location:

Boston Public Garden, near Arlington St.  

Location

Boston Public Garden, near Arlington St.
United States
42° 21' 13.0284" N, 71° 4' 16.3272" W

Neighborhood:

Back Bay

Type:

Sculptural fountain

Year:

1929

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

This diminutive, playful figure provides a refreshing break from the many sculptures on the Public Art Walk commemorating lofty historical figures. Local sculptor Mary E. Moore has captured the unselfconsciousness of a child busily exploring the world. The child’s nudity, along with his pudgy limbs, brings to mind Renaissance depictions of putti—little winged creatures that are sometimes depicted as messengers from heaven and other times used to represent Cupid. Moore was born in Taunton, MA, and taught at Brookline’s Beaver Country Day School.

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