Fountain/Statue: Jules Anspach fountain
The obelisk is of Scots granite, the figure of St Michael (by Braecke) at top is in gilt bronze. The portrait medal gives a bust of Anspach (by de Vigne). The nude relief (designed by de Vigne, carved by Albert Aerts) represents the River Senne covered over. The two figures at the base of the obelisk representing The City Magistrature and the Grateful City of Brussels are both by Dillens. The gryphons from whose mouths the water spouts are by Braecke. The six Chimeras are by de Vreese; the ornamental sculpture by Houtstont.
Site: Jules Anspach fountain (2 memorials)
1000, quai aux Briques at quai à la Houille
The Anspach fountain was designed for and originally erected on Place de Brouckère (inaugurated 22 August 1897), a junction created as part of the project to clean up and cover over the Senne river, one of Anspach’s major achievements. It was taken down in 1973 and re-erected here in 1981.