Statues - Hither & Thither

Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa

Merikatu 23
(Villa Ensi)

La joie de la Maternité - Au Revoir

The Joy of Motherhood - Goodbye

Äitiyden ilo - Jäähyväiset
Harald Sörensen-Ringi
1912

Helsinki /  La joie de la Maternité - Au Revoir

Description

Two sculptures flanking the gate of the villa Ensi.

Helsinki - La joie de la Maternité - Au Revoir Helsinki - La joie de la Maternité - Au Revoir

Signature

(Goodbye) H. Sörensen-Ringi 1910
(Joy of Motherhood) H. Sörensen-Ringi 1911

Annotation

The Industrialist Uno Staudinger built in 1912 Villa Ensi as a maternity hospital for the midwives who helped to bring his daughter into the world. Staudinger purchased the both works and placed them in front of the building. The works symbolize the idyllic aspects of founding a family.

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Location (N 60°9'18" - E 24°56'29")

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