Archive of the month: the Fountain
August's Archive of the month looks at the history of the Fountain at King's. The founder of the college, Henry VI (1421 - 1471), wanted a 'conduit' or 'aqueduct' in the position of the current Fountain in the Front Court. But it was not until 1879 that a fountain was actually built.
The winning design was by Henry Hugh Armstead (1828-1905), one of the great sculptors of his day. The Archive of the month includes some of Armstead's design sketches for the statues and for the watercourse of the Fountain.
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