The Musee du Vieux Toulouse owns a plaster model made by Falguiere. The final fountain was completed by Laporte (Falguiere's student). There are changes in the design from the model to the executed fountain, but the iconography remains the same. The personification of the Garonne River spreads its arms between the rocks of the Pyrenees where it originates. The Ariege, below, discharges its water through an urn, symbolizing the function of a tributary of the Garonne. The fountain was originally in the Jardin des Plantes; it was moved in 1982 to Place Auguste Lafourcade in Toulouse.