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Creator Name: Hansen, Heinrich
Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; Danish
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1821 - 1890
Creator Name-CRT: Heinrich Hansen
Title: The Slotskirke of Christiansborg, Copenhagen
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1840
Creation End Date: 1860
Creation Date: c. 1850
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 35.4cm x 31.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1995.66
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Context: Among the many important Neoclassical buildings erected in Copenhagen during the 1800s was the Slotskirke or royal chapel, completed in 1826. Heinrich Hansen painted this sober, quiet view of the chapel's interior, carefully rendering its delicate shadows and patches of sunlight. Probably inspired by 17th-century Dutch paintings of church interiors, the artist accurately portrayed many of the building's features. The angels in the pendentives (the triangular areas beneath the circular dome) were carved by the great Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1768-1884).
AMICA ID: CMA_.1995.66
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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