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Linnaeus Statue

 

Looking down on the Linnaeus statue from inside the Royal Library. The statue is the work of Johannes Kjellberg and was erected in 1885. The Swedish version of Wikipedia has him as Frithiof Kjellberg, so I'm not sure where the Johannes comes from, unless his full name was Johannes Frithiof Kjellberg. Born in Jönköping 1836, died Stockholm, 1885 - so he may not have seen his statue erected.  This seems to have been his most important work.

 

 

 

Linnaeus Statue

 

Looking down on the Linnaeus statue from inside the Royal Library. The statue is the work of Johannes Kjellberg and was erected in 1885. The Swedish version of Wikipedia has him as Frithiof Kjellberg, so I'm not sure where the Johannes comes from, unless his full name was Johannes Frithiof Kjellberg. Born in Jönköping 1836, died Stockholm, 1885 - so he may not have seen his statue erected.  This seems to have been his most important work.

 

 

 

comments (10)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 May 2016, 04:02
Très jolies statues. Ce doit être encore plus beau lorsque les arbres ont des feuilles.
Tom Wilson: Oui, ce sera encore plus attractive que!
Quite an impressive statue Tom!
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 May 2016, 06:25
It is a wonderful & fitting centre piece Tom
Tom Wilson: A very impressive piece.
I like how the people give it scale, Tom. It's HUGE.
Tom Wilson: Yes, quite enormous!
The garden area around the statue looks in poor shape Tom.
Tom Wilson: Early spring in Sweden, Chad - it will look much better in a month or so.
I think it is a nice one.
Tom Wilson: A very impressive piece.
Good viewpoint on this fine statue.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Brian. I was lucky that the lunch room looked out on to the statue!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 May 2016, 17:12
A larger than life Linnaeus, but then his life was large. It is kind of sad that the sculptor went down, the same year that the statue went up.
Tom Wilson: Yes, very sad - but I guess he knew he was leaving his master work behind.
It is sad to think he may not have seen it erected.
Tom Wilson: Indeed, but I imagine that he would at least have seen the final pieces.
  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 19 May 2016, 01:25
Shows it off beautifully...

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