Carl Milles Folke Filbyter c.1926

Artwork details

Artist
Carl Milles 1875–1955
Title
Folke Filbyter
Date c.1926
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 730 x 385 x 335 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1927
Reference
N04248
Not on display

Display caption

This is the model for the central figure of a fountain erected in Linkoping, Sweden, in December 1927. The figural programme of the fountain was devoted to the history and legend of the Folkungs, a powerful family who became royal during the early Middle Ages. The legend tells that Folke Filbyter rode around Sweden for many years in search of his only grandson, afterwards the founder of the Folkunga dynasty, who had been stolen by the monks. In this sculpture Filbyter is seen riding his horse across a stream.

August 2004

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