Johann Thomas Lundbye
Kalundborg, Denmark 1818 - 1848 Bedstedt, Denmark
Rights held by: Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris bequest of Carlos van Hasselt and Andrzej Niewęgłowski
Lundbye was particularly interested in capturing the simple, rural characteristics of his native landscape. In 1832, he attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, and soon after embarked on a trip to Italy via Germany, returning home through Belgium and the Netherlands. Unexpectedly, in 1848, Lundbye joined the Danish Army in the war against Germany and died in the First Schleswig War before reaching the front.
Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Oil on paper, mounted on wood panel
29.3 × 47 cm
This can be found in Gallery 13: Mellon Gallery Exhibitions