Signed C. Milles. Foundry mark LR 20 Cire Perue. Bronze, green patina. Height 51.5 cm (Marble base 17 cm).
The bow is of and enclosed.
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
10 684 - 13 355 EUR
Erik Näslund, "Carl Milles, En biografi", 1991, mentioned at page 336.
Henrik Cornell, "Milles skönhetsvärld", compare picture at page 25.
M.P. Verneuil, "Carl Milles. Sculpteur suédois", compare picture, plate no 104.
Åmells Konsthandel, "Carl Milles", compare cat no 22.
Henrik Cornell, "Carl Milles", SAK, 1963, compare picture cat no 75.
The slender sculpture "Diana" is a version of the figure Milles worked on for the Diana fountain, which was commissioned by Tändsticksbolaget. It was placed in the courtyard of the house designed by Ivar Tengbom. In the fountain, Diana stands naked, but in the present lot, she wears a skirt that appears to sway in the wind. The 1920's was Milles's most productive period and when he created some of his most renowned pieces. The Diana fountain is one of the more important works created during this time.