Fuente del Ángel Caído

Local nameEl Ángel Caído
LocationRetiro, Madrid, Spain

The Fuente del Ángel Caído is a fountain located in the Buen Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain.

The statue that crowns the monument is the masterpiece of Ricardo Bellver who realized it in plaster in 1877 while a 3rd year pensioner in Rome, inspired by verses from Paradise Lost of John Milton. He submitted it to the 1877 edition of the Exposiciones Nacionales de Bellas Artes where it received the first prize. The state acquired the work and presented it to the 1878 Exposition Universelle. Since only works in marble and bronze were accepted, the statue was cast in bronze at this occasion and the plaster original destroyed.

The statue returned to Spain in what was then the Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura. The director of the museum, Benito Soriano Murillo, proposed its relocation in the open space so that the public could freely enjoy this peculiar and unusual creation.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuente_del_Ángel_Caído

Address Paseo del Duque Fernán Núñez, Madrid 28009, Spain

Coordinates 40°24'39.773" N -3°40'57.149" E

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