The Little Mermaid in Tivoli

While in Copenhagen I wanted to see the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous character.  The sculpture was created by Edvard Eriksen (who used his wife Elaine as a model) and placed in the harbor at Copenhagen. However, the original sculpture has been removed from the harbor and is currently in China for World Expo 2010. Edvard Eriksen’s family, however, possesses a second copy of the sculpture and has loaned the copy to Tivoli Gardens, where I was able to see it. Notice that this representation of the Little Mermaid has both legs and fins, a bit of poetic license on the part of the sculptor.

The Little Mermaid - Side View

The Little Mermaid – Side View

SOURCE: The Little Mermaid – Side View (Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 Jul 2010.

The Little Mermaid - Front View

The Little Mermaid – Front View

SOURCE: The Little Mermaid – Front View (Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 Jul 2010.

The Little Mermaid - Plaque

The Little Mermaid – Plaque

SOURCE: The Little Mermaid – Plaque (Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 Jul 2010

Copyright © 2010 by Stephen J. Danko

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One Response to The Little Mermaid in Tivoli

  1. Rose Robbins says:

    I am related by marriage to a decendant of Edvard Eriksen .
    Through Ancestry.com I am not able to locate records of him .
    Are you aware of any public genealogy source ?
    Any information would be helpful. Thank you Rose Robbins

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