Carl Milles
Europa and the Bull 1923–4

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Carl Milles 1875–1955
Europa and the Bull
Date 1923–4
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 781 x 667 x 330 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1927
Not on display

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Carl Milles was the first non-British artist to be given an exhibition at the Tate Gallery. Milles was a Swedish-born sculptor who was best known in his day for public sculpture and large monuments. His traditional subject matter and classical style seem barely touched by the radical developments in modern sculpture which were happening around him. It may be for this reason that he was considered a suitable, if conservative, choice for an exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1927. Europa and the Bull was on display in this exhibition and was bought by the gallery soon afterwards (see archive records in display case).

August 2004

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