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The Triton Fountain is a fountain located on the periphery of the City Gate of Valletta, Malta. It consists of three bronze Tritons holding up a huge basin, balanced on a concentric base built out of concrete and clad in travertine slabs. The fountain is one of Malta's most important Modernist landmarks.

Designed and constructed between 1952 and 1959 under no less than three governing bodies, and conceived jointly by eminent sculptor Chevalier Vincent Apap and his collaborator draughtsman Victor Anastasi, the fountain became unofficially operational on Saturday 16 May 1959. The fountain was used as a stage for National Celebrations named 'Mill-Maltin għall-Maltin' and is popularly believed that it might have contributed to the dramatic collapse of the sculptural group on Wednesday 1 March 1978. This statement has been technically proven incorrect since the sculptural group contained no structural armature to bear the weight of the water laden basin, which subsequently collapsed due to metal fatigue and creep.

The sculptural group was repaired by Malta Drydocks engineers between January 1986 and April 1987. The fountain deteriorated in subsequent decades, until the bronze figures were dismantled and restored in 2017. Works were ready by the end of the year, and the fountain and piazza were officially inaugurated on 12 January 2018.

The original photograph was taken with a Digital SLR, and will be printed on high quality giclée paper, unframed and rolled in a tube. The print will be printed at the above specified size, plus an extra 2 inch white border will be added to the above size for my hand-made signature.

All prints are printed with an extra 2 inch white border, and include also my hand-written signature. Please note that if smaller or larger prints are desired, or on canvas, drop me a message.

The Triton Fountain in Valletta, long exposure photography (2018)

$314.36

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This artwork is sold by Stephan Grixti from Malta

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