Stebbins, Emma

Stebbins, Emma

(1815–82) sculptor, painter; born in New York City. She was a painter until 1857, lived and worked in Rome (1857–70), and is famous for The Angel of the Waters (c. 1862), installed in Central Park (1873) where it is known as the "Bethesda Fountain." She returned to America and lived in New York City (1870) and in Newport, R.I.