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10 Kroner 1972, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 48a
Years of issue: 1972
Edition: --
Signatures: Frede Sunesen, Valeur
Serie: Portraits of Jens Juel and fauna of Denmark
Specimen of: 1972
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 125 х 67
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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10 Kroner 1972

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Jens Juel (12 May 1745 - 27 December 1802) was a Danish painter, primarily known for his many portraits, of which the largest collection is on display at Frederiksborg Castle. The painter Jens Juel represents something close to the high point of Danish portrait painting of the 18th century. He is buried at Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen.

Denomination 10.

Avers:

10 Kroner 1972

Catherine Sophie KirchhoffThe Painting by Jens Juel "Cathrine Sophie Kirchhoff" (née Christensen, married to Councillor of State J. H. Kirchhoff). Finished in 1768.

The original painting is owned by the National Gallery of Denmark, in Copenhagen.

Denominations in numeral and in words is centered.

Revers:

10 Kroner 1972

The painting of female Common Eider by danish painter and graphic artist Johannes Larsen (1867-1961).

The Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea-duck that is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia.

I tried to find this drawing of Larsen and wrote regarding that to Johannes Larsen Museet in Kerteminde, Denmark. Today (31 of January 2018) I got an answer from there.

Many thanks to the Curator of the museum, Mrs. Malene Linell Ipsen for the responsiveness and comprehensive co-operation!

I bring it to your attention:

Danmarks Fugle

On banknote is the common elder, which you could see in lower right corner of attached image (book cover).

"Dear Oleg...

Thank you for your letter. It is a pleasure for me to answer your question.

The Danish painter Johannes Larsen was through his long life dedicated to birds. He used them artistically, he studied them scientifically and he illustrated a lot of books.

Eiler Lehn Schiøler (1874-1929) was an ornithologist and at the same time a very wealthy stockbroker who early in his life decided to publish an extensive series of books with the subject the birds of Denmark and Greenland. In 1912 Lehn Schiøler contacted Johannes Larsen and asked him to illustrate the books.

One of these illustrations is a plate (watercolour and pencil on paper, 520x420 mm.) of eiders (not King eider as writing many web-pages, but common eiders). The scan is the cover from a small book "Danmarks Fugle" ("Birds of Denmark"), republished by Johannes Larsen Museum in 2008, with a text written by me (Malene Linell Ipsen).

Johannes Larsen Museet is not the owner of Larsen’s plates to Lehn Schiøler’s books. The owner is the Zoological Museum of Denmark. A foundation bought the plates after the death of Lehn Schiøler and donated them to the Zoological Museum, but Johannes Larsen Museet borrows them now and then.

Best wishes

Malene Linell Ipsen

Curator, Johannes Larsen Museet".

Denominations in numeral and in words is centered. Also in numerals in top corners.

Comments:

All Danish banknotes issued since 1945, remain in force and will be exchanged at face value by the Danish National Bank.

Put into circulation on April 8, 1975.

Withdrawn March 11, 1980.