Monumental Zinc Fountain Boy and Swan Denmark 1860´s
Large and impressive sculptural fountain in zinc, depicting a young boy mounting a large swan, twisting its neck and head upward. The original work, in bronze, is a permanent fixture of the King´s Garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. Only a handful of copies were produced in Zinc, at the original foundry circa 1860´s. The detailing is very fine, both the boy and swan rendered in lifelike fashion.
The original fountain was created by Louis August le Clerc in 1739 from sandstone, which deteriorated over time. It was replaced by an adapted design by Herman Ernst Freund in 1837, the copies executed a few decades later.