Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen: E97
b. Copenhagen, Denmark• d. Denmark
Hidden away inside a secluded sitting area within Central Park stands the solitary bronze figure of Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen.
This Danish sculptor who made his mark as a prominent leader of the Neoclassical period is portrayed holding a mallet in one hand and chisel in the other as he leans on the Statue of Hope.
This sculpture is a replica of Thorvaldsen "Leaning on the Statue of Hope," a marble original by Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1839; in the Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen.