Hans Christian Andersen paper cut-outs

687 Pierrot

The old Commedia-dell’arte figure Pierrot is seen again and again in the about 1,500 paper cut-outs by Hans Christian Andersen that are known today. Pierrot often is a detail among other figures in the complicated paper cut-outs. However, occasionally he is all alone like this ”Dancing Pierrot”.

Hans Christian Andersen made this cut-out for Mathilde Ørsted, daughter of the famous Danish physicist Hans Christian Ørsted.
The original paper cut-out now belongs to the Andersen Museum in Odense, Denmark.

Design: Hans Christian Andersen
Size: 10 cm high
Material: Cardboard