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Carl Milles

(Sweden, 1875-1955)
Estimate
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
18 300 - 22 900 EUR
19 400 - 24 200 USD
Hammer price
370 000 SEK
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Carl Milles
(Sweden, 1875-1955)

"Flygande hästen" (=The flying horse)

Signed Carl Milles, no 2/12. The motif conceived 1923-25. Foundry mark G. Pettersson fud. Brons, green patina. Height 49 cm, length 86 cm.

Literature

(Literature in selection)
M. P. Verneuil, "Carl Milles. Sculpteur suédois", 1929, volume II, compare composition in marble pl. 35 (there called "Galopping horse").
Henrik Cornell, "Carl Milles", SAK 1963, compare composition in marble at p. 42 , listed at p. 253.
Erik Näslund, "Carl Milles. En biografi", 1991, the composition described at pp. 164-166, compare composition in marble at p. 165, listed at p. 335.

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Designer

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.

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