Gentofte, Copenhagen

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Built in 1806 by the French architect Joseph-Jacques Ramée for Johannes Søbøtker. He practiced for a while in Denmark as well as other countries, including America. His elegant, simplified Neoclassical style was also used at Sophienholm in 1805 and Hellerupgård in 1802.
Three-bay centre with attic and pediment. This projects beyond the end-bays on the garden side while it recedes on the entrance side. The attic is stressed by a horizontal band below the windows. Very simplified pediments above the ground floor windows on the end-bays. On the garden side these windows also have semi-cicular recesses with reliefs and balustrades. Covered veranda.
The house is now a local history museum and exhibition centre.

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In the lovely park there are a number of sculptures,
three of which can be seen here. 

Kneeling Woman by Kai Nielsen, 1923.

Reclining Mother with Two Children, also by Kai Nielsen, 1925.

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Guapa by Gottfred Eickhoff, 1942.

There is also a version outside Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek:

Guapa by Gottfred Eickhoff 1902-1982.  1951.

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