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Study from Sørups Field near Frederiksværk

Johan Thomas Lundbye Danish

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Lundbye enthusiastically embraced the call from Denmark’s first art historian, Niels Laurits Høyen, for works that would convey a special sense of Danish identity, and frequently depicted areas around northern Zealand. Born in the medieval town of Kalundborg, on Zealand’s northeastern coast, the artist moved with his family to Copenhagen, where he remained to study at the Royal Academy after his father’s position as a colonel in the army took his parents back north. This oil sketch shows a wooded hillside in Sørupvang, very close to his parents’ home in Frederiksværk. Lundbye also explored this typically Danish view of rolling hills and patches of dense trees in another oil sketch and in a painting, shifting his vantage point and showing the trees from various angles.

Study from Sørups Field near Frederiksværk, Johan Thomas Lundbye (Danish, Kalundborg 1818–1848 Bedsted), Oil on paper mounted on board

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