The life-size bronze equestrian statue of King Christian IX, in Christiansborg Palace’s inner courtyard, was created by Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen.
The sculptor sought throughout the country for the right horse to stand as a model, but finally found it in Hanover in Germany. This gave rise to a good deal of displeasure among Danish horse breeders.
The statue took a long time to complete and was only unveiled in 1927, 21 years after the king’s death.
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