Statues - Hither & Thither

Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa

Kappeliesplanadi

Aallottaria

Water Nymphs

Viktor Jansson
1940

Helsinki /  Aallottaria   Helsinki /  Aallottaria

Description

Sculpture of two water nymphs, or mermaids, playing on the waves with a fish.

Signature

V. Jansson 1940

Annotation

Water Nymphs, also known as 'Play', was commissioned by the City of Helsinki to enhance the small water pool near the Kappeli restaurant situated in Esplanadi park. Viktor Jansson's daughter Tove, the renowned author of the 'Moomin' books, modelled for the larger nymph. See the commemorative plaque in Helsinki.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 60°10'3" E 24°57'1"

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