Carl Jacobsen’s Correspondence Archive

The Little Mermaid

Denmark’s world-famous sculpture

After seeing the ballet Den lille Havfrue (The Little Mermaid) featuring Ellen Price de Plane in the title part, Carl Jacobsen decided to commission a statue of a mermaid to be placed at the entrance to Copenhagen Harbour. The task was handed to sculptor Edvard Eriksen. The sculpture was installed at Langelinie on 23 August 1913.
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Olav Harsløf (2016). Den lille Havfrue: En biografi (The little mermaid: A biography).