Saint Martin

Study (1951) for this fountain in Vänersborg Sweden

It was an equestrian figure of St. Martin of Tours, a patron saint of France, on which Swedish sculptor, Carl Milles, based his memorial to William Volker. Volker was a prominent citizen and philanthropist who had done so much to enrich Kansas City. Flanking the main statue are four subsidiary figures. Fountain jets are contained in two pools on either side. To add a touch of humor, Milles has an angel playing the flute from the wrong end and carved a wristwatch on another angel.

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