Statues - Hither & Thither

Finland
Järvenpää
Uusimaa

Sibeliuksenväylä 42
(Uudenmaan Maaseutuopisto - Uusimaa Agricultural Academy)

Sonni Gray

Gray the Bull

John Munsterhjelm
1913

Järvenpää /  Sonni Gray   Järvenpää /  Sonni Gray

Description

Bronze sculpture of a bull.

Signature

Munsterhjelm Suur Merijoki 19 17/III 13

Annotation

The sculpture was made in commission for Maximilian Neuscheller of the Manor Suur Merijoki in Vyborg to immortalize the Ayrshire bull imported from Scotland. The bull was taken from Vyborg by Finnish soldiers during the second world war and donated to the town of Järvenpää.

Järvenpää - Sonni Gray
Statue by John Munsterhjelm at the Manor House of Suur-Merijoki, Viipurin maalaiskunta. Photo taken 1928. The Manor House (now in ruins) was designed by Eliel Saarinen, Herman Gesellius and Armas Lindgren. The statue was carried 1944 to Järvenpää by two Finnish officers. The statue was so dear to them (Alec Hänninen, Picasaweb).

Järvenpää - Sonni Gray

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 60°27'38" E 25°5'18"

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