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Artist Einar Jónsson; Smallbones
English: Thorfinn Karlsefni
English: Thorfinn Karlsefni, an Icelandic explorer who circa 1010 AD led an attempt to settle Vínland with three ships and 160 settlers. Thorfinn's wife gave birth to a boy in Vínland, the first child of European descent known to have been born in the New World. In 1918, Einar Jónsson, an Icelandic sculptor, created a statue of Thorfinn Karlsefni which was placed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Fairmount Park, along Kelly Drive, near the Boathouses. There is another casting of the statue in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Date 1915-1918. Dedicated 1920.
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