Fountain with Sculpture of Amfitrita



ID number:
00122
Title:
Fountain with Sculpture of Amfitrita
City:
Description:

The photograph shows one of the four fountains with allegoric figures on Market Square (sculptor: Hartman Witwer, approx. 1800), in the present case Amfitrita, standing in the north-western part of the square. On the left-hand side there is a fragment of the Zipper house (№ 32), which was built in 1912 by the architects Michał Luzecki and Edmund Zychowicz on the place of an old Vilchkovsky brick house. In 1912-1939 a department store was situated here. Behind the fountain a house standing on the corner of Shevska Street № 2 and Krakivska Street №1 can be seen.

 

Subject:
Fountain, sculpture of Amfitrita, Market Square, Shevska Street, Krakivska Street
Creator:
Adam Lenkiewicz
Publisher:
"Halytska Brama", Lviv
Date:
1920-1939
Format:
4,5х6 cm
Copyright:
Leonid Simutin
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