Denmark 5 krone banknote 1936 Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen

Banknotes of Denmark 5 krone banknote 1936 Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen
5 Danish Kroner note 1936 Town of Kalundborg

Banknotes of Denmark 5 krone banknote 1936 Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen
Danish National Bank - Danmarks Nationalbank

Obverse: Portrait of sculptor Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) reproduced from a painting by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg that was executed in Rome in 1814. On the right-hand side of the banknote is a picture of Bertel Thorvaldsen's marble sculpture "The Graces", now in the collection of Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen. This was not the first time Bertel Thorvaldsen's portrait was used for a Danish banknote. The first instance was the 500-krone banknote issued in 1875.
Reverse: Town of Kalundborg with Church of Our lady in the centre as seen from the fjord, drawn by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen (1907-1969).
Watermark: 5 repeated.
Size: 125 x 65 mm.
The 5-krone banknote was issued on 14 October 1952 and has been withdrawn since 14 February 1962.

Banknotes of Denmark, 1950-1970 series
The portrait and landscape series was issued from 1952 to 1964. The 5- and 10-krone banknotes, which had the same format, were the first ones to be issued. A new, taller 10-krone banknote in a different colour was issued in 1954. The banknote series was complete in 1964.

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Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen
(Karl Albert) Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770 – 24 March 1844) was a Danish sculptor of international fame, who spent most of his life (1789–1838) in Italy. Thorvaldsen was born in Copenhagen into a Danish/Icelandic family of humble means, and was accepted to the Royal Danish Academy of Art when he was eleven years old. Working part-time with his father, who was a wood carver, Thorvaldsen won many honors and medals at the academy. He was awarded a stipend to travel to Rome and continue his education.
   In Rome Thorvaldsen quickly made a name for himself as a sculptor. Maintaining a large workshop in the city, he worked in a heroic neo-classicist style. His patrons resided all over Europe.
   Upon his return to Denmark in 1838, Thorvaldsen was received as a national hero. The Thorvaldsen Museum was erected to house his works next to Christiansborg Palace. Thorvaldsen is buried within the courtyard of the museum. In his time, he was seen as the successor of master sculptor Antonio Canova. His strict adherence to classical norms has tended to estrange modern audiences. Among his more famous works are the statues of Nicolaus Copernicus and Józef Poniatowski in Warsaw; the statue of Maximilian I in Munich; and the tomb monument of Pope Pius VII, the only work by a non-Italian in St. Peter's Basilica.

Kalundborg is a Danish city with a population of 16,316 (1 January 2014), the main town of the municipality of the same name and the site of its municipal council. It is situated on the northwestern coast of the largest Danish island, Zealand, on the opposite, eastern side of which lies Copenhagen, 110 km (68 mi) away.
   Kalundborg is famous as the location of a large broadcasting facility, the Kalundborg transmitter. The city is also home to the largest coal-fired power station in Denmark.
   Kalundborg is a mainly trading and industrial town, but is also well known for the beautiful five-spired Church of Our Lady, which is closely associated with King Valdemar I and the famous Archbishop Absalon. The church itself is said to have been built by Absalon's brother, Esbern Snare.
   Kalundborg is also the traditional seat of the aristocratic Lerche family. Their stately home, Lerchenborg, the best example of rococo architecture in Denmark, can be seen in the town's outskirts.
   Ferries connect Kalundborg westward to Århus, on the Jutland peninsula, and to the island of Samsø.