- Department: Sculpture
- Auction: 12 June 2012, lot 146
- Viewing: 2 – 11 June 2012
M. P. Verneuil, "Sculpteur Suédois", 1929, compare picture 32 and 33.
Henrik Cornell, "Milles skönhetsvärld", 1957, compare picture 13-17.
Erik Näslund, "Carl Milles - en biografi", 1991, mentioned as fragment of Europe in the list of work, page 335 under "Europa och tjuren".
"Europa and the bull" has been standing as a large fountain sculpture in Halmstad, Sweden since 1926. A later replica of it can also be found at the artist's home Millesgården. The subject was inspired by ancient mythology when the Phoenician princess was abducted by Zeus in the form of a bull. In this version the sculpture has been refined so that the woman seems to glide alone through the air.