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New York  Art at Site www.newyorkart.nl Ernst Herter	Lorelei Fountain
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Ernst Herter

Lorelei Fountain
1893
Joyce Kilmer Park
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Ernst Herter’s 1893 fountain statue in honor of Heinrich Heine, author of Die Lorelei, was originally rejected by Düsseldorf, the German city of Heine’s birth. A coterie of affluent German-Americans purchased the work and offered to place it in Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. That site, too, was rejected, and the fountain was ultimately placed in Joyce Kilmer Park at the Grand Concourse near East 164th Street around the turn of the 20th Century. In the early 2000s the fountain was fully restored to a brilliant white.