About 2 miles from the world-famous statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen’s Langelinie Park is another mermaid statue.
This bronze mermaid statue was unveiled on May 5th in 2009 by the Royal Library on the wharf in front of the Royal Library building, known as The Black Diamond (Den Sorte Diamant).
Even though installed in 2009, the statue was created by sculptor Anna Marie Carl-Nielsen in 1921, just eight years after Edvard Eriksen created the statue of The Little Mermaid. It was originally exhibited at The Free Exhibition (Den Frie Udstilling) in Copenhagen.
The original white plaster cast exists today at Funen Art Museum (Fyns Kunstmuseum), and as a bronze cast which Statens Museum for Kunst (the Danish National Gallery) bought from the artist for 4500 kroner after the exhibition in 1922.
See more photos and information on the Black Diamond Mermaid Statue page.