It was created between 1743 and 1751 by the Venetian-born sculptor and architect Francesco Robba (1698-1757), who spent most of his life in Ljubljana and is considered to be the city's greatest Baroque master sculptor working in stone. The sculptures of three river gods adorning it are believed to represent three Carniolan rivers: the Sava, the Ljubljanica and the Krka. The Fountain's ground plan is shaped in the form of Ljubljana's ancient three-leaf town seal. He went to Italy to purchase marble for the statues and when the ship was returning to Slovenia…it sank. He was only able to afford one more slab of marble so only one of the statues is carved from marble. The city NEVER paid him for his work and he left for Zagreb with no money. Apparently the city is still very embarrassed about this.
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