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The Harbour of Copenhagen from the Esplanade between Langelinie and Toldboden; verso: Sketch of a Standing Man

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (Danish, Blåkrog 1783–1853 Copenhagen)

Date:
1809
Medium:
Graphite, brush and grey ink, grey washes; verso: graphite. Framing line in pen and black ink
Dimensions:
sheet: 13 1/4 x 18 3/16 in. (33.7 x 46.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.256
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Outside the framing line, at lower right, signed and dated "Eckersberg. 1809." in pen and black ink

    Inscription: Below the signature, inscribed "854" in graphite, (18th- or 19th-century handwriting). Verso: at lower right, inscribed "67" in pen and brown ink (19th-century handwriting)

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Denmark(according to Thomas le Claire); Vendor: Thomas Le Claire Kunsthandel, Hamburg

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 5, 2009–January 10, 2010.

  • References

    Le Claire Kunst Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg 1783 Blåkrog - Copenhagen 1853: Some Early Works : Recent Acquisitions. Dealer ex. cat. Thomas Le Claire Kunsthandel, Hamburg, 2007, ill.

    Stijn Alsteens, Nadine Orenstein, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2007-2008." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 66, no. 2, Fall 2008, p.32 (entry written by Stijn Alsteens), ill.



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