Today’s sculpture is on the Paseo de Palma (Mallorca), in the Huerta del Rey, it is dedicated to the Balearic slinger (“Es Forner”). It was cast in bronze in 1898, by the Mallorcan sculptor Lorenzo Rosselló (1867 – 1901), in the Codina Hermanos workshop (Madrid).
Lorenzo Rosselló won the Silver Medal at the Fine Arts exhibition in Barcelona in 1898 with this work.
It’s easy to see the influence of the French sculptor Rodin, with whom Rosselló studied during his stay in Paris. The torsion of the body and the tension of the muscles are characteristic of the works of the French sculptor.
The sculpture was restored in 1994 to replace the missing sling at which time it was also surrounded by a low, protective chain fence.
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