Drammen 1803 - 1848 Copenhagen
Rights held by: Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris
Having studied with Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg from 1820 to 1826, Rørbye was a central figure among the Danish Golden Age painters. A prize in portraiture allowed him to travel extensively, visiting places such as Istanbul and Greece before they became more popular with landscape painters. In Rome, he was a member of the Danish community centered around sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. While he is recognized for his orientalist studies of far-away locations, he is equally renowned for capturing the sites and spirit of his homeland, particularly the northern coast of the Jutland peninsula.
Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
20.2 × 31.6 cm
This can be found in Gallery 11: The Arts of the 20th Century