Born in Uppsala, Sweden, Carl Milles, whose original surname was Anderson, was a sculptor in the classical style of figures and monuments and was a long-time professor of sculpture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
This piece titled "Gud på himmelsbågen" (The Rainbow. Lord placing new stars on heaven) was originally designed for the United Nations building in New York City with a spout of water arcing into the East River. This study for that proposal was at Axel Linds Kunstmuseum Grenen, Skagen, Denmark.
It was offered for sale at auction in June of 2012, but not sold; presumably no one met the minimum expected of € 64 000.