Frog fountain (1928) Jan Hooykaas

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About the artwork

This red granite fountain consists of a column with a frog on top, spitting water in a round basin. It's called a frog, but if you look closely, it's a salamander.
The column is engraved with cannelures and round geometric shapes. The fountain is a gift from Mr. JA Hooykaas to the municipality of Rotterdam, who designed the fountain himself. The work has a clear function for visitors to the Kralingse Bos, because the basin is mainly used by walkers, who let their dog drink water there. The fountain is located at one of the entrances to the forest, opposite the Kralingerhoutflat.

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About the artist

Jan Hooykaas, often referred to as JA Hooykaas, was a Dutch architect.