Famous Fountain Of Turtles At Ringling Art Museum

Famous Fountain Of Turtles At Ringling Art Museum Saasota Florida


Stock #: 32462
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Sarasota
State: Florida (FL)
County: Sarasota
Publisher: Asheville Post Card Co.
Postmark: 1937
PM City: Saint Petersburg
PM State: FL
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Near Bradenton. Representing the consummation of an ideal, there has been builded by Mr. and Mrs. John Ringling the second largest Art Museum in the United States. The building has 22 side-lighted galleries, from 40 to 110 feet long. For the most part the paintings form the Byzantine schools and the trecento to the nineteenth century hang in separate period rooms. Eighty-eight sculptures adorn the space between the rim of the building and the garden or patio. In the center space of the garden topping one of the largest stages in America, is to be seen one of these, the Michael Angelo, "David" The Famous Fountain of Turtles form Rome was restored by Alexander VII, Pope of Rome, in 1663 and brought to the U. S. to become one of the art treasures of the Ringling Museum.
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