Statues - Hither & Thither

Denmark
Helsingør
Region Hovedstaden

Banegårdspladsen

Hamlet og Ophelia

Hamlet and Ophelia

Characters in Shakespeare's Hamlet
Rudolph Tegner
Brdr. Grage Broncestøberi (København)
1938/40

Helsingør /  Hamlet og Ophelia   Helsingør /  Hamlet og Ophelia

Description

Two bronze statues.

Signature

Hamlet:

Signed: Rudolph Tegner
brødr : grage / broncestøberi / kbhvn.n.

Ophelia:

Signed: Rudolph Tegner 1937
l. rasmussens / broncestøberi kbhvn

Annotation

The statues are here placed temporarily. In 1938 they were placed in the park near the Marienlyst Castle, since Mayor Peder Christensen wanted to create a Hamlet-museum in that castle. Planned was a statue of Shakespeare an three of the main characters. Only Hamlet and Ophelia were realised, in 1938 and 1940 respectively. In 1980 they were found out of place in the park and banned to a depot in Kvistgård. In 1983 they reappeared in open space, now on small space between Kronborgvej and Rostgaardsvej opposite the Danserindebrønden. In 1996 they were moved to a place near Kronborg Castle, and when they had to removed because of construction works in december 2008 placed on the current location in front of the main station.

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Location (N 56°2'2" - E 12°36'51")

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Item Code: dk138; Photograph: 23 July 2009
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