Category:Statue of the Little Mermaid (Copenhagen)

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Object location 55° 41′ 34.08″ N, 12° 35′ 57.12″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap. View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Maps - Google Earth - Proximityrama info Edit coordinates on Wikidata (discrepancy of 8 meters between the above coordinates and the ones stored on Wikidata)
The Little Mermaid 
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sculpture by Edvard Eriksen
Instance of monument,
tourist attraction
Material used
Location Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
Based on
  • The Little Mermaid
Inception 1913
Elevation above sea level
  • 4 metre
official website
Authority control

55° 41′ 34.3″ N, 12° 35′ 57.41″ E

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The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

A statue of The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) is located at Langelinie in the Copenhagen harbour. She stands only 1.25 meter and was sculptured by Copenhagen artist Edvard Eriksen (* 1876; † 1959). He used famous ballerina Ellen Price as inspiration for the face, the statue's body was inspired by his own wife.

Warning: The Little Mermaid is a copyrighted work of art by Edvard Eriksen (died 1959) according to Danish law. Thus the copyright for this work of art expires on 1 January 2030.

Images of the statue are derivative works. Successors of this sculptor are known to file lawsuits against derivative works used commercially (see Commons:Forum/Archiv/2007/October#Denkmale in Dänemark and a warning printed in a magazine for professional journalists). The freedom of panorama does not extend to commercial use of works of art that are located in public places if such images constitute the central element of the picture. (§ 24, 2).