Loeb Danish Ardt Collection - page 115

C. W. ECKERSBERG
   ‒   
 .
Figure Study of Two Women
(Studie af antikke kvinde
fi
gurer)
Graphite and wash on paper,
⅔
x
¾
in. (

x

mm)
Signed lower right:
Eckersberg
       :
Private collection,

Stenosgade
A

Kø[benhavn] V (inscription on back); Bruun Rasmussen, Auction

,

, lot

, ill. p.

.
         :
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums,
Danish Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Col-
lection of Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr.,

, no.
, ill. p.
.
         :
Inger Hjorth Nielsen, Studier til C.W. Eckersbergs maleri Moses lader det røde hav træde tilbage og Faraos hær
oversvømme
, Kunstmuseets Årsskrift

, pp.


; Peter Nisbet,
Danish Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, from the Collection of
Ambassador John Loeb, Jr
., Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts

, pp.
.
A
fter the youthful Christo
ff
er Wilhelm Eckersberg received the major gold medal from the Academy, he
left on a six-year-long study journey to Paris and Rome. While in Paris, he received an important com-
mission from home. The wealthy Jewish merchant Mendel Nathanson, for whom Eckersberg was later to
execute other important works, wanted a painted composition of considerable size with a subject relating
to the Israelites’ passage through the Red Sea (Exodus

). Eckersberg executed a considerable number of
drawn sketches for this undertaking, including various arrangements of
fi
gures clearly inspired by the Neo-
Classical style of his French teacher, Jacques-Louis David.
[

FIG. A.
C.W. Eckersberg
Figure Study of Three
Young Women and a
Young Man (
Paris

)
Pencil, pen, black ink,
brown and grey wash
on white paper,
⅔
x
¾
in. (

x

mm),
Statens Museum for
Kunst, Department of
Prints and Drawings.
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