JACOBSEN, Niels Hansen
(b. 1861, Vejen, d. 1941, Vejen)

The Troll Who Can Smell Christian Blood

1896
Bronze
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

The Troll Who Can Smell Christian Blood, in the garden of Copenhagen's Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, is clearly out hunting. His body resembles a rough-barked tree, and he bends low to catch the scent. Many tales and legends of the north were created in an atmosphere that seemed to anticipate Expressionism.