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Hans Christian Andersen paper cut-outs


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As silhouette cutter Hans Christian Andersen is the life of the party, and the celebrated guest of the gentry and the intellectuals of his days.

Hans Christian Andersen always brought his 24 cm long pair of scissors, and he amused himself and others by deftly cutting silhouettes.

This year’s paper cut-out is part of a larger cutting, made by Hans Christian Andersen for an auction held in Copenhagen to raise money for Danish families whose sons took part in the 1864 war. The original is to be found in the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen.


Design: Hans Christian Andersen
Size: 11 cm high
Material: Cardboard