Mudd Hall, USC, fountain inscription: O stream of life run you slow or fast, all streams reach the sea at last.
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Query: Author of inscription of fountain by Gilbert Bayes in Geneva? I have a query regarding a statue and fountain by UK artist Gilbert Bayes (1872-1953) wich decorates the internal courtyard of the Centre William Rappard in Geneva. http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/cwr_e/cwr_art_e.htm (at the bottom of the page). This fountain was first exhibited at the Paris Exhibition, 1925 in the British Pavillion with the title "Child with fish" or "The blue robed bambino". Another version was presented in 1926 by the The National Sailors' and Firemen's Union of Great Britain to the International Labour Office (original occupants of the building). The statue includes the "Royal Doulton - England" mark with lion of the manufacturer, and an inscription carved on its base: "O stream of life run you slow or fast / all streams come to the sea at last" (author unknown). Interestingly, another fountain in the school of philosophy at the University of Southern California has the same inscription, though with a slight change in the second stanza ("all streams reach the sea at last") (http://www.publicartinla.com/USCArt/Mudd/fountain.html). We have not been able to locate the author of this verse, and I wonder if anyone can help me with direct or contextual information. Thanks in advance for your kind co-operation. Edmundo Murray WTO Publications Information and Media Relations Division World Trade Organization Rue de Lausanne 154 CH-1211 Geneva 21 Switzerland +41 22 739 50 49 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Works of art
Many works of art and decorative items have been donated by countries and institutions over the years, to complement the designs of the original building.
The two imposing statues on either side of the main entrance to the building represent “Peace” (left side) and “Justice”. They were sculpted by the Geneva artist Luc Jaggi in 1925. “Peace” has a child bearing an olive branch and “Justice” is firmly seated on a serpent.
Depictions of “Peace” (left) and “Justice” (right) flank the main entrance to the home of the WTO