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JERICHAU, Jens Adolf (1816 - 1883), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
JERICHAU, Jens Adolf (1816 - 1883), Sculptor

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Danish, 19th century, male.

Born 17 April 1816, in Assens; died 24 July 1883, in Neder Draaby.


After beginning his artistic education in Copenhagen, Jens Jerichau went to Rome where he became one of Thorvaldsen's best pupils. Upon his return to Copenhagen he rose to prominence as a proponent of the Danish School. He received several important commissions, including the Œrsted and Andersen monument in Copenhagen,

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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