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.
Olav Harsløf (2016). Den lille Havfrue: En biografi (The little mermaid: A biography).