Artwork in the Corridor to the South Reading Room
Quotation and Fountain
Tongues in Trees
Books in the Running Brooks
Sermons in Stone
And Good in Everything
This quote is located above the fountain in the South Corridor and comes from “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare.
The fountain once worked, but the plumbing was removed years ago.
Both statues, created by 19th century sculptor Gerolamo Oldofredi, are carved of Milan marble. Each stand at approximately 42 inches tall and are located in the corridor to the South Reading Room.