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Jussi Mäntynen: Nuori hirvi / The Young Elk, 1929. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum / Maija Toivanen

Nuori hirvi/ The Young Elk

Artist Jussi Mäntynen

Kaisaniemenpuisto, Kluuvi, Helsinki

In 1929, the City of Helsinki purchased `The Young Elk’ from Jussi Mäntynen (1886-1978) to improve the Kaisaniemi park. The work is part of a series in which Mäntynen depicts Finnish wild animals. The series’ works have a typically unaffected figurativeness and accuracy of features. The work is cast in bronze and set on a granite pedestal. It belongs to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.

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