Fontana di Trevi in Rome. The main subject is the statue of Ocean, on a shell-shaped coach pulled by two sea horses, one "placido" and the other "agitato", as a reference to the calm or rough state of the sea. The sea horses are in turn driven by tritons (sea kings).
The main architect of the fountain is Nicola Salvi. The main group with Ocean, coach, horses and tritons is by Pietro Bracci (1759 - 1762). The attic carries the papal coat of arms of Clement XII Corsini and allegoric figures of the four Seasons by Bartolomeo Pincellotti, Francesco Queirolo, Bernardino Ludovisi and Agostino Corsini.
February 12th, 2011
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