Statues - Hither & Thither

Denmark
København
Region Hovedstaden

Ørsteds Parken

Hans Christian Ørsted

Rudkøbing 1777 - København
Danish physicist and chemist
(Wikipedia)
J.A. Jerichau
1876

København /  Hans Christian Ørsted   København /  Hans Christian Ørsted

Description

Bronze statue of Ørsted, demonstrating how an electric current affects a magnetic needle. The granite pedestal is flanked by three Scandinavian Norns or goddesses of fate: Urd (the past) who is noting the past (and Ørsted's name) on a tablet, Verdande (the present), who with her distaff is spinning the thread of fate, and Skuld (the future), who is silently awaiting the fullness of time with a rune stick in her hand

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Urd (the past)

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Verdande (the present)

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Skuld (the future)

Inscription(s)

Hans
Christian
Ørsted
født
14 august
1777
død
9 marts
1851

Information Sign

fysikederen
h.c. Ørsted
1777-1851
af j.a. jerichau
1816-1883
opstillet 1876
københavns kommune

Annotation

He is the namegiver of the Ørsteds Parken, in which is also a statue for his brother Anders Sandøe Ørsted.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Future
  • Jerichau, J.A.
  • Ørsted, Hans Christian
  • Past
  • Physicist
  • Present
  • Skuld
  • Statue
  • Urd
  • Verdande
  • Location N 55°40'50" E 12°34'2"

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