Untermyer Fountain

Untermeyer Fountain

Untermyer Fountain, featuring a bronze cast of Walter Schott’s Three Dancing Maidens, is surrounded by benches and luxurious blooms in Conservatory Garden’s North Garden. Above the oval pool dance three joyful young women gracefully stretching their arms to touch. A jet of water sprays in the center of the fountain, and two smaller jets sit on either side. Visit in the spring to see it surrounded by tulips.

The sculpture originally lived at the Yonkers estate of Samuel Untermyer, a prominent lawyer and civic leader of his day. His children donated the cast to Central Park after his death in 1947. It is unknown how he originally came to make the cast or where he got the original sculpture, which was completed in Germany before 1910.

Location

East Side at 105th Street

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