The converse equestrian


The equestrian statue of King Frederik VII at Christiansborgs Slotsplads in Copenhagen is the converse of traditional horse-mounted statuary, glorifying the figure and rule of an absolute monarch. This statue is quite different: paid for by funds raised among the…

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Rytterstatuen af Frederik den 7. i uniform - med Istedløven på hjelmen - foran Christiansborg.

År: 2005 PHOTO:Jens Toftgaard

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From monarchy to democracy

The people of Denmark held Frederik VII in great favour, and the equestrian statue, along with…

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