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Quattro Fontane; the Four Fountains
Quattro Fontane; the Four Fountains
Other Title(s)Quattro Fontane; the Four Fountains
TitleQuattro Fontane
Record Typework
Type of WorkArchitecture
Creator (Artist/Architect)Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
Dateca. 1590
LocationItaly; Rome; Via Quirinale at Via della Quattro Fontane
StylePost High Renaissance
Period16th c
CultureItalian
SubjectVirtues: Fortitude or Fidelity
Description/NotesOne of the four fountains marking the intersection of Via Quirinale and Via Della Quattro Fontane in Rome. San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane adjoins the fountain on the southwest corner. The two fountains with female figures are virtues: Fidelity and Fortitude. Only Fidelity has Sixtus V's coat of arms. The two with river gods represent the Tiber and the Anio."""""""" This intersection was apparently an important landmark in the major urban renewal project undertaken by Pope Sixtus V and his singular friend and architect Domenico Fontana. For a long essay on the fountains and the historic background on Sixtus V and the reclamation and renewal of the Quirinal neighborhood from ruins, see "The Fountains of Anicent Rome:" http://www.garden-fountains.us/fountain_quattro_1
Rights - Deposited ImageCharles K. Growdon and Marcia Cohn Growdon
ViewOne Fountain (NW Corner?)
UNR Accession #06-MCG-0101-IT

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