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21 Aug 12 at 11 am

George Minne - Fountain with Kneeling Youths (1905)

This touching group of statues is probably the most famous work by the sculptor George Minne. The concept dates from 1898. Minne was 32 at the time and had recently moved to Brussels. From 1900 onwards, he made several different versions of the group, in plaster, marble and bronze. This one, in the museum collection, is the only plaster version that has survived. Minne kept it in his studio until his death; the daughter of the artist donated it to the museum in 1982.

(MSK Gent)

George Minne - Fountain with Kneeling Youths (1905)

This touching group of statues is probably the most famous work by the sculptor George Minne. The concept dates from 1898. Minne was 32 at the time and had recently moved to Brussels. From 1900 onwards, he made several different versions of the group, in plaster, marble and bronze. This one, in the museum collection, is the only plaster version that has survived. Minne kept it in his studio until his death; the daughter of the artist donated it to the museum in 1982.

(MSK Gent)
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