Charity Drinking Fountain (also known as La Maternité) by Aimé-Jules Dalou. 1877-79. Bronze (a replacement of the marble original); fountain structure beneath a mixture of grey and pink granite. fountain 3.14m high overall; group 1.38m high Signed: on the back of the rocky support of the figure — “DALOU/ 1879;” on the west side of the granite base of the statue — “J. EDMESTON ARCHT/ 1878.” At the north-east end of Royal Exchange Buildings at the entrance to the alley leading to Finch Lane.

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Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.

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