FREUND, Hermann Ernst
(b. 1786, Uthlede, d. 1840, København)

Girl Picking Flowers

c. 1840
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

In northern Europe, the spread of Romanticism in sculpture was limited. The very powerful investment of German and Scandinavian sculptors in Classicism - something that reached its peak with Thorvaldsen - perhaps helped to delay it. In Denmark, Herman Freund, a pupil of Thorvaldsen, was the one who came closest to Romanticism.