The Goose Girl
Close to the center of Aalborg, you will find ‘Gåsepigen’ at Vesterbro – one of the most famous and beloved sculptures in the capital of the Northern Jutland.
The two main figures of the sculpture - the girl and the goose that have given the sculpture the name ‘Gåsepigen’ made in granite from drawings by Kaare Klint, is placed at the edge of the well.
The short history of ‘Gåsepigen’
C.W. Obel could celebrate 150 year-jubilee in 1937, which among others was celebrated by donating the city of Aalborg a sculpture made by one of the leading artist of that time – the Swedish-born sculptor Gerhard Henning. Gerhard Henning, who in the years 1909-1915 was attached the Royal fabric of Porcelain, successfully accomplished the great assignment given by C.W. Obel.
The citizens of Aalborg could - at the unveiling of ‘the girl with the goose’ on June 26, 1937, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the time Th. Stauning and the manager of C.W. Obel, Frederik Obel - for the first time scrutinize the beautiful sculpture ‘Gåsepigen’ at Vesterbro that still to this day is admired by guests from all over the world.
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