Signed Carl Milles. Foundry mark Herman Bergman fud. No 1, dated 1947. Brons, green patina. Height 63 cm.
(Literature in selection)
Henrik Cornell, "Milles skönhetsvärld", Stockholm 1957, compare with study of the Engelbrekt monument in plaster from 1926, the motif mentioned and ill at p. 20-21, compare full figure ill. at pl. 18 (at Millesgården).
Henrik Cornell, "Carl Milles - hans verk", Stockholm 1963, compare sketch in plaster and statue mentioned on page 54 and reproduced page 55.
Sketch for the monument Engelbrekt
Carl Milles was a Swedish sculptor born in Lägga. He studied at the Technical School in Stockholm, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Auguste Rodin and on study trips to Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. In Paris he came to stay for many years and made a living as an ornament carver. He studied the animals in the Jardin des Plantes (the Zoological Garden) and was strongly influenced by Auguste Rodin. Milles made a breakthrough with a monument to Sten Sture in Uppsala. He exhibited at the World's Fair in 1900 and was later given a solo exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London. Milles was professor of modeling at the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm. Well-known sculptures in public places signed by Carl Milles are the "Gustav Vasa" statue at the Nordic Museum, "Orfeusgruppen" outside the concert hall in Stockholm and the "Poseidonfontänen" in Gothenburg.Read more