The Attractions Of Central Park

Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen: E97

b. Copenhagen, Denmark• d. Denmark

Hidden away inside a secluded sitting area within Central Park stands the solitary bronze figure of Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen.
This Danish sculptor who made his mark as a prominent leader of the Neoclassical period is portrayed holding a mallet in one hand and chisel in the other as he leans on the Statue of Hope.
This sculpture is a replica of Thorvaldsen "Leaning on the Statue of Hope," a marble original by Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1839; in the Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen.

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