Darlington Memorial Fountain
|Darlington Memorial Fountain|
|Artist||C. Paul Jennewein|
|Dimensions||150 cm × 91 cm × 91 cm (5 ft × 3 ft × 3 ft)|
|Location||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Owner||District of Columbia|
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.
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.
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.
It was installed in November 1923. There was some controversy about the nudity of the Nymph.
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
- counselor teacher lover of mankind
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.
- United States. Commission of Fine Arts (1921). Report. U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
- John E. Semonche (2007). Censoring sex: a historical journey through American media. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-7425-5132-9.
- "Darlington Memorial Fountain: Nymph and Fawn, (sculpture)". SIRIS
- "Committee is named to honour Darlington". Retrieved (1923, Nov 06). Check date values in:
- Stein, Joseph. "Legal Spector and More". TheCapitol.Net.
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- Volkmar Wentzel (1998). "Darlington Fountain". Washington By Night: Vintage Photographs from the 30s. Fulcrum Publishing. ISBN 978-1-55591-410-3.
- Nude figure as memorial brings severe criticism Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
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