Fountain of Justice: School children around the fountain



The column and the statue were sculpted in 1584-1585 by Laurent Perroud from Neuch√Ętel and his son Jacques, the former having passed away before its completion. Laurent Perroud built a number of fountains throughout western Switzerland. In particular he depicted Justice in Neuch√Ętel, Soleure and Moudon. The fountain in Lausanne features the typical blindfolded young woman bearing a sword and scales. The Pope, the Emperor, the Grand Turk and a magistrate are bowing in submission at her feet. The stack and the column are now copies, created in 1930; the originals are held in the Lausanne History Museum. The splendid spouts date to 1557-1559 and the dodecagonal basin was built in 1726.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Fontaine de la Justice

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Statues

  • Fountains

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Renaissance

  • Sixteenth century

Place of Creation
  • +46.521776+6.633274

  • Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

  • Lausanne

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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Architectural Lantern Slides of Switzerland


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