Color etching of Copenhagen University, larger version.

Copenhagen University, ca. 1840. Colored etching by C. Lund. The university's monumental new main building, designed by Peder Malling (1781-1865), was dedicated in 1836. A highly original synthesis of classical and medieval styles, it is the foremost example of Danish "Romantic" architecture. Jónas was very familiar with this building, which opened during his fourth year of studies at the university, and he alludes to one of its most salient features in his late poem "Horn Crag."

Source: The Royal Library (Copenhagen).

Copyright © 1996-8 Dick Ringler. All rights reserved.

Jonas' MS flourish for the end of a poem For technical assistance:
Library Technology Group
University of Wisconsin-Madison
General Library System