Christen Købke (Danish, 1810-1848)
Oil on fabric, Framed: 45 x 37 x 7.5 cm (17 11/16 x 14 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.); Unframed: 33.5 x 25.6 cm (13 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.). Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1987.51
The sitter (1812-1844) was born on the island of Saint Thomas, at that time a colony in the Danish West Indies. He was sent to Copenhagen to study medicine and later set up practice at Satrup in Schleswig, then part of Denmark. For health reasons, he returned with his wife to the Virgin Islands, where they both died in 1844.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst. The Golden Age of Danish Painting (1993-94), 9, 151 (no. 62), 153 (repr. in reverse). (The Copenhagen venue was added at a later date.)Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst. Christen Købke 1810-1848 (1996), 356 (no. 59a, repr.).
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