Loeb Danish Ardt Collection - page 85

portrait of Emilie, the professor’s daughter. After this we encounter her name only once more, four years
later, when between July
and September

,

she is said to be drawing after “the antique plaster head.”
On the basis of the information available today, it can be deduced that the Loeb collection’s
Study of a
Model, Young Girl Undressing
(
Modelstudie, En ung pige klæder sig af )
was painted by Joel Ballin. Ballin eventu-
ally carved out a splendid career abroad as a copperplate engraver with special skills. If he had continued
as a painter, his reputation would scarcely have spread beyond the borders of Denmark, although he was
talented, as this piece in the Loeb collection undeniably indicates.
On
October

, Professor Eckersberg showed the works by his three male pupils to the Academy
Assembly, which inspected them “with particular interest.”
S.L.
¹
Suzanne Ludvigsen would like to thank Marianne Saabye, Director of Den Hirschsprungske Samling, for her important help in identifying the
version of
Study of a Young Girl Undressing
.
Current owner unknown, no photo available.
Geskel Saloman (


) was of Jewish-Swedish extraction. After training in Copenhagen, he moved to Gothenburg in Sweden, where he
became a very popular portraitist and established his own school of painting.
A full-length mirror with a frame by which it may be moved or tilted.
Cat.

in the catalogue
The Naked Golden Age,
p.

:
Pupil of Eckersberg.
En ung pige klæder sig af
.

, Lead pencil, grey hatching.
⁴⁄₅
x
⅛
in. (

x

mm). Inscribed by unknown hand:
Eckersberg del

,
private collection. Preparatory study for Fig.C.
Extracts from C.W. Eckersberg’s diaries, index of Eckersberg’s private pupils by Hanne Jönsson in:
C.W. Eckersberg og hans elever,
Statens
Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

, p.

.
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