A Sunny Street at Tivoli

Thorald Læssøe Danish

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Læssøe enrolled at the Royal Academy in 1834, but did not regularly attend classes; he is also known to have been tutored by Christen Købke for a short time. Living abroad in Rome, where he moved in 1844, Læssøe made drawings and paintings that demonstrate his passion for his adopted land. This wash drawing is a study of light and shade and shows a meticulously rendered, narrow and imperfect street in Tivoli, a town just outside Rome, baked by the sun.

A Sunny Street at Tivoli, Thorald Læssøe (Danish, Frederikshavn 1816–1878 Copenhagen), Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, over graphite

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