Copenhagen 1805 - 1838 Patras
Rights held by: Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris, gift of John Harvey Bergen and Alexandra van Nierop, Amsterdam
Petzholdt studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, from 1824 to 1828, and was the only one of Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg’s many students to dedicate himself to landscape painting. While he did not win the Academy’s travel prize, Petzholdt was able to travel abroad due to his family’s wealth. In 1830, he journeyed south through Germany, stopping in Venice and Florence on his way to Rome, where he joined the Danish artist colony centered around Bertel Thorvaldsen. He also visited Naples and Sicily. He died shortly after arriving in Patras, Greece, in 1838.
Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.
Oil on paper
34.6 × 51.8 cm
Created: Circa 1832
This can be found in Gallery 12: The Adeane