London Art@Site Lady Feodora Gleichen Artemis Fountain

Lady Feodora Gleichen


Artemis Fountain

Hyde Park
The latest addition to Hyde Park is the fountain presented by Sir Walter Palmer and put up near the end of the"Row" in 1906. The sculpture and design are the work of Countess Feodore Gleichen. The graceful figure of Artemis, with bow and arrow, and the supporting cariatides, are of bronze, the upper basin of Saravezza marble, and the lower of Tecovertino stone. The whole is most light and elegant, and shows up well against the dark trees. [The Artemis Fountain was designed by Lady Feodora Gleichen (1861-1922), in bronze, in 1906] [Lady Feodora Georgina Maud Gleichen (20 December 1861 - 22 February 1922) was a British sculptress. Born Countess Feodora Georgina Maud von Gleichen, she was the eldest daughter of Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (a naval officer and sculptor and half-nephew of Queen Victoria) and his wife, Laura. In 1889, she and her two sisters, Valda and Helena, were bridesmaids to Princess Louise and the Earl of Fife. Gleichen studied art in her father's studio and later with Alphonse Legros at the Slade School of Art. She completed her studies in Rome in 1891 and regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1892. A bas-relief and hand-mirror in jade and bronze won her a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900.