Three Smiths Sculpture
GPS: N60° 10.120; E024° 56.452
The Three Smiths Sculpture is located at Three Smiths Square at the intersection of Aleksanterinkatu and Mannerheimintie in Helsinki, Finland.
The Three Smiths is a bronze sculpture by Felix Nylund and donated by Julius Tallberg in honor of philosopher Johan Vilhelm Snellman. It was installed in Helsinki in 1932.
It depicts three larger-than-life naked smiths hammering on an anvil. One is the lead blacksmith, he is holding a rod of iron on the anvil with his left hand and a small handled sledgehammer in his right hand. The other two blacksmiths are using large handled sledge hammers to pound the metal rod.
The sculpture sits on a 4' high circular red granite base. Around the top of the base is inscribed in Latin:
MONUMENTUM – PONENDUM - CURAVIT – LEGATUM – J. TALLBERGIANUM –PRO HELSINGFORS A.D. MCMXXXII.
My translation: Memorial erected to preserve our legacy J. Tallberg for Helsinki 1932.