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DARLIN_970902_01.JPG: DC County Courthouse; Darlington Fountain
The Darlington Fountain was installed in 1923 as a tribute to a powerful local lawyer named Joseph Darlington. It sits to the side of the DC County Courthouse (in the background). The sculptor Carl Jennewin took some heat for the nude nymph. He is said to have responded that the nymph's form was the work of God, unsullied by the hands of a dressmaker.
Wikipedia Description: Darlington Memorial Fountain
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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.
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.
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.
The inscription reads:
On top of bronze base
Bronze Foundry N.Y.
On side of bronze base
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.
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