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Both Descending Night and its companion piece, Rising Sun, were sculpted by Weinman for two outdoor fountains in the Court of the Universe at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The Fountain of the Rising Sun was at the east end of the sunken garden designed by McKim, Mead and White, while Descending Night graced The Fountain of the Setting Sun at the west end. Weinman used symbolism typical of art nouveau work, the youth in Rising Sun with winged arms outstretched, poised as if to launch into flight, while this figure suggests the closing in of night in its...
Created by: Weinman, A.A.
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