Loeb Danish Ardt Collection - page 135

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Carl Fiebig grew up in his native town on the Flensborg Fjord in the duchy of Schleswig in the south-
ern part of Jutland in a quite productive artistic environment. His father was a painter, but Carl
received his
rst instruction from his sister’s husband, a well-known local portrait painter by the
name of Hans Friedrich Baasch (
). After con
rmation he was apprenticed as an artisan
painter and continued his training as an artist when he entered the Royal Danish Academy of Fine
Arts in Copenhagen in
. There he was taught portraiture by Professor J.L. Lund (
), and
he left the Academy after being awarded the minor silver medal. In
he exhibited for the
rst time
at Charlottenborg, where he continued to exhibit regularly until a few years before his death.
Fiebig immediately specialised in portraiture and became known and appreciated for the
verisimilitude he was able to create on the canvas. On account of his modest prices, he also received
many commissions. His style is detailed and meticulous and thus typical of that period, although
more cautious in expression than is seen in other popular portraitists of the time such as David
Monies (
), August Schiøtt (
) and Andreas Hunæus (
). In its charm it can
be reminiscent of Julius Exner (
). Fiebig’s portraits can be seen in the Museum of National
History at Frederiksborg Castle and in Jægerspris Palace, where his portraits of King Frederik VII and
his consort, Countess Danner, hang. He also painted several altarpieces.
         :
B.H. Feddersen,
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Künstler-Lexikon
, Bredstedt
; Kirsten Nannestad in:
, Copen-
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