Partially painted granite
The Albertina Foundation and Copenhagen Municipality
Valby Park Acidophile Garden
Dyveke Helsted, Torben Holck Colding & Torben Melander: Albertina. Et legats historie gennem 100 år 1879-1979, København 1979, 96-97. Gunnar Jespersen: Ny dansk kunsthistorie, bind 8: Cobra, København 1995, 141-42. Anne Højer Petersen: Skulptur i København – 40 udvalgte værker, København 1996, nr. 37. Peter Bak Rasmussen & Jens Peter Munk: Skulpturer i København, København 1999, 188-89
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The huge, bloated fish is brought out of the shape of the natural stone by means of only a small amount of interference to it, all emphasised by the original polychrome decoration.
The occasion for the donation was the 200’s anniversary of Thorvaldsen’s birth on 19 November 1970. The actual installation was not marked, but in connection with the selection of roses at 3 p.m. on 16 July 1972 there was a reference to the monument in the speech by Copenhagen's head gardener.