Frog fountain (1928) Jan Hooykaas

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About the artwork

This red granite fountain consists of a column topped by a frog, which spews water into a round basin. It's called a frog, but if you look closely, it's a salamander. The column is engraved with fluting and round geometric shapes. The fountain was donated in 1928 by Mr. JA Hooykaas to the Municipality of Rotterdam, which designed the fountain itself. The work has a clear function for visitors to the Kralingse Bos, because the basin is mainly used by walkers, who let their dogs drink water there. The Frog fountain stands 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.