Angel of Bethesda Fountain

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Angel of Bethesda Fountain

The style used by LeRoy when creating “Angel of Bethesda Fountain” is reflective of the Masters. Bethesda Fountain was constructed by the city of New York to celebrate the city’s new aqueduct, which supplied safe water to the “Big Apple”.  LeRoy was also commemorating the 1873 sculpture created by sculptress, Emma Stebbins, inspired often by his leisurely strolls past the Park’s fountain in Central Park.

Oil pastel on paper, 2009

The style used by LeRoy when creating “Angel of Bethesda Fountain” is reflective of the Masters. Bethesda Fountain was constructed by the city of New York to celebrate the city’s new aqueduct, which supplied safe water to the “Big Apple”. LeRoy was also commemorating the 1873 sculpture by Emma Stebbins; he was often inspired by his leisurely strolls past the Park’s fountain.