The Three Smiths Statue is a sculpture by Felix Nylund, situated in Helsinki in Three Smiths Square at the intersection of Aleksanterinkatu and Mannerheimintie. This realistic statue, unveiled in 1932, depicts three smiths hammering on an anvil.
The Three Smiths Statue is a popular meeting place, the Green League has often located their election campaign quarters next to it and a Peruvian street music orchestra has performed in the area on many summers.
The top part of the bronze statue’s granite base is encircled by the Latin text monumentum – curavit – legatum – j. tallbergianum – pro helsingfors a.d. mcmxxxii (“The statue was erected with the help of a donation from J. Tallberg by Pro Helsingfors in the year 1932.
The statue was damaged in a bombing during the Continuation War in 1944. Marks of the damage can still be seen in the base of the statue, and the anvil has a hole caused by a bomb shrapnel.
The digital model is a part of the project Helsinki2020.