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The fountain depicts Sabrina and three naked boys at the moment of her rebirth from the depths of the river and her transformation into a goddess. She rides on a seashell in the manner of Botticelli’s 'Birth of Venus'.

Fountain of Sabrina




bronze & granite


H 318 x W 190 x D (?) cm

Accession number


Work type

Water fountain, trough or pump


Standard Life Assurance


Standard Life Assurance

Work status



at all times

Inscription description

inscription on a metal plaque fixed to the stone basin: A METAPHOR FOR THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE OVER DEATH / AND A SUBJECT FOR CONTEMPLATION. / 1980 / 1981 / GERALD LAING


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Located at

Narrow Quay, Bristol City


Located in the courtyard at the rear of Broad Quay House.