The Tour Guide Mermaid (no text)

Illustration 149

On this beautiful illustration, Ib Antoni has accentuated the Little Mermaid of Denmark as a tour guide welcoming the tourist family and guiding father, mother and child through the canals of Copenhagen.

This beautiful illustration is originally a sketch drawn in the preliminary studies in the making of the iconic illustration The Little Mermaid & The Tourist, which Ib Antoni was commissioned by The Tourist Association of Copenhagen (Wonderful Copenhagen) in 1963 in the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the sculpture of The Little Mermaid on Langelinie in Copenhagen.

Ib Antoni once stated to a Danish newspaper: “New York has the Statue of Liberty and London has the Bobby. The Little Mermaid is and will always be the best symbol of Copenhagen”.

This illustration was made in 1963 for The Tourist Association of Copenhagen (Wonderful Copenhagen).

If you are interested in this illustration, you might also like these Antoni categories: Mermaids and Copenhagen.

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