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Sailing Vessels at Wilders Plads, Copenhagen

Artist:
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (Danish, Blåkrog 1783–1853 Copenhagen)
Date:
1830
Medium:
Pen and black ink with brown and gray wash; wide framing line in black ink
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 7/16 x 6 5/16 in. (21.5 x 16 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Guy Wildenstein Gift, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.180
Not on view
After spending his student years in Paris and Rome, Eckersberg returned to his native land, where, as a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, he earned the epithet "father of Danish painting." Eckersberg produced portraits throughout his career, but his serene maritime views reflect his Neoclassical training most lucidly.
Signature: Signed with artist's initial and dated, lower right corner, in black ink: "E. 1830"

Inscription: Verso, upper center, in graphite: "4/1130..." (?)
Lower left, in another hand, in brown ink: "Kunstforeningen"; lower right: "Eckersberg 1830"
Vendor: Thomas le Claire Kunsthandel, Hamburg
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 5, 2009–January 10, 2010.

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