Statues - Hither & Thither

Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa

Snellmaninkatu 9-11
(Säätytalo - House of the Estates)

Leo Mechelin

Hamina 1839 - Helsinki 1914
Finnish professor, statesman, senator and liberal reformer
(Wikipedia)
Walter Runeberg
1909

Helsinki /  Leo Mechelin   Helsinki /  Leo Mechelin

Description

Bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

L. MECHELIN

ætatis svæ lxx

L. MECHELIN

at the age of 70

Signature

W. Runeberg sculpsit / Societas Pro Helsingfors / hoc loco ponendum curavit

Annotation

Walter Runeberg cast the bronze bust in 1909 to be given as a gift to Mechelin on his 70th anniversary by the citizens of Helsinki. The bust was initially kept at the Ateneum's art museum, but in 1943 the Pro Helsinki foundation placed it in its present location in the park of the House of the Estates.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 60°10'15" E 24°57'13"

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