Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

1783-1853 Denmark-Golden Age of Danish Painting

 

Brief Biography-Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg of the Danish Golden Age was born in Varnäs, South Jutland. His initial tuition was in Aabenraa and Flensburg. The Danish Academy of Art admitted him in 1803 where he worked under Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard. In 1809, he won the Academy's Gold Medal and in 1810 entered Jacques-Louis David's atelier in Paris. During this period, his paintings were much-lauded, and after receiving financial support, he proceeded to Rome. His pictures of Rome enhanced his reputation, and when he returned to Copenhagen, the Academy elected him as a member, and he became a professor in 1818. His Roman art mostly impressed his students; however, his marine paintings were also a feature of his work. The Christiansborg Palace commissioned notable historical paintings from him. In 1827, the Academy appointed him as Director.

 

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Prospect Through
Three Bows

Prospect Through Three Bows

A Sleeping
Woman

A Sleeping Woman in Ancient Costume

Corvette
Najadens-

Corvette Najadens-Starboard Battery

Anna Maria
Magnani

Anna Maria Magnani


Socrates

Socrates

Baldr
Dead

Baldr Dead

Lot
of Drago

Lot of Drago

Marble
Staircase

Marble Staircase to S Maria in Rome

Stormy
Weather

Stormy Windy Weather


Seated

Seated

Loki and
Sigyn

Loki and Sigyn

Bella and
Hanna

Bella and Hanna ML Nathanson-s Oldest Daughters

Mary with
baby Jesus

Mary with baby Jesus

Young
Marksman-

Study of a Young Marksman Sharpening his Arrow

The Good
Mother

The Good Mother

The
Cloisters

The Cloisters

Woman Standing in
Front of a Mirror

Woman Standing in Front of a Mirror

The Anointing of
King Christian VIII

The Anointing of King Christian eight

A Brig Under Sail
in Fair Weather

A Brig Under Sail in Fair Weather

A Danish Yacht
Passing Stevns

A Danish Yacht Passing Stevns