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Emma Stebbins

 (1815 - 1882)
Emma Stebbins was active/lived in New York.  Emma Stebbins is known for symbolic fountain sculpture.

Biography   Emma Stebbins

One of the mid-19th century American women studying sculpture in Rome, Emma Stebbins was part of the group nicknamed the "white marmorean flock" by Henry James. She settled in New York City where she became known for her sculptures of portrait busts and classical figure statues, one of them being the figure in Central Park fountain, Angel of the Waters.  For this work she is credited as the first woman to receive a commission for a major work of art in New York City.  It is described as:

"The definitive crown jewel of Central Park. One of the most famous and universally loved fountains in the world. The only sculpture commissioned as part of the original design of Central Park. Symbolizes and celebrates the purifying   ...  Displaying 750 of 1827 characters.

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