The City of Greenville in Michigan has a near-replica of Denmark’s Little Mermaid statue sitting on the banks of Flat River where the river winds through Greenville.
There are some noticeable similarities and differences between Greenville’s sculpture and the Danish sculpture.
The pose and the legs/fins are very clearly inspired by the Danish statue. But the face of the statue is quite drastically different, and very distinct. And the base is quite different.
Nonetheless, the Flat River mermaid became the center of an international controversy concerning the copyrights of the original sculptor, Edvard Eriksen.
You’ll find more information and photos on the Flat River Mermaid page.
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