Views from the Danish Golden Age.
Etchings from the 1830s to 1860s.We present a small group of considerably rare etchings by some of the leading artists of the Danish Golden age. We see it as a small addition to the recently closed exhibition "Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
All the works are from the collection of Benjamin Wolff (1790 Engelholm – 1866 Copenhagen), a Danish business man, collector and amateur artist who personally knew most of the artists of his time. Over the course of thirty years he assembled a large collection of drawings and prints. The collection remained in the ownership of the family for several generations. In 1915, part of it was donated to the National Gallery of Denmark. The remaining European drawings were sold in 2018.
All the prints are offered in untouched condition and were obtained directly from the artists by Wolff. We can assume that all the prints are presented as issued. They are all early and rich impressions.
The carousel farm at Frederiksborg
Size of plate: 20 x 25.6 cm. Size of sheet: 27.7 x 35.5 cm.
The boat in the reeds
Size of plate: 20.7 x 28.3 cm. Size of sheet: 27.5 x 35.9 cm.
Roskilde Cathedral, seen from the South West
Size of plate: 30.2 x 31.8 cm. Size of sheet: c. 35.8 x 44.9 cm.
Hills by a marsh with man on horseback.
Etching on chine collé.
Size of plate: 12.8 x 15.8 cm. Size of sheet: c. 19.7 x 34.4 cm.
Size of plate: 18 x 22.7 cm. Size of sheet: 28.8 x 35.5 cm.
Seascape in stormy weather
Size of plate: 19.2 x 25.9 cm. Size of sheet: c. 27.7 x 35.8 cm.
Village church in Saxony-Altenburg
Size of plate: 25 x 18.8 cm. Size of sheet: 36 x 27.4 cm.
Study of logs and foliage.
Pen and black ink over graphite.
Size of sheet: c. 13.6 x 17.8 cm.