Millesgården is an art museum and sculpture garden, located on the island of Lidingö in Stockholm, Sweden. It is located in the grounds of the former home of sculptor Carl Milles (1875–1955) and his wife, the artist Olga Milles (1874–1967).

The angel, a naked boy angel, sits lost in thought in a strange position with one leg under him and the other at an angle to the body. Carl Milles describes in a letter that this angel is scratching a mosquito bite. He wears a watch on his left wrist.

A human angel, in other words. He has wings, but he also uses a watch and gets bitten by mosquitoes. Like many of Milles’ angels, it belongs both on the earth and in the heavens.

Posted by Gosport Flyer on 2023-04-17 17:43:45

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