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Taistelija / The Fighter

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This work was originally titled 'Ready'. The heroic granite statue is a celebration of robust physical strength. The former assistant chief of police and well-known athlete, Kaarlo Soinio, modelled for the work.

The work was sculpted by Viktor Jansson on commission from Uno Staudinger in 1913 and was placed in a niche in the wall surrounding the Ensi hospital, later known as Villa Ensi, construct ...

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Wecksellintie 1, Eira
00150 Helsinki

Text edited by: City of Helsinki, Culture and Leisure Division
Updated: 28/2/2024