Three Graces Fountain, 1921

Three Graces Fountain, 1921

Eduard Zimmermann (1872–1949)

About the artwork

The fountain is named after the group of figures it features: the Three Graces, Roman goddesses who embody youth, elegance and vitality. In keeping with the message of the sculpture, they are presented here in an unusually quiescent pose. This is because the fountain was commissioned by Robert Gnehm, President of the School Board, in memory of his son Walter, who died at a young age and is named in the inscription on the central column.

Art Inventory ETH Zurich, Ki-00019


  • Solothurn limestone, bronze
  • ETH Zurich, Zentrum, main building
  • Entrance hall, level E, Rämistrasse entrance
  • Mon–Fri, 6.00–22.00
  • Sat, Sun, 8.00–17.00

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