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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Christian August Lorentzen
DANISH
KRISTIANIA, FROM EKEBERGASEN
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19

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Christian August Lorentzen
DANISH
KRISTIANIA, FROM EKEBERGASEN
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Christian August Lorentzen
1749 - 1828
DANISH
KRISTIANIA, FROM EKEBERGASEN

Provenance

Sale: Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, 6 October 1998, lot 244
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

The Ekebergåsen is a forested ridge to the south-east of Oslo (formerly Kristiania). Ekerberg, which remained largely farmland until the mid-twentieth century, lies in the foreground, while beyond Kristiania, in the middle of the composition, lies the hill of Holmenkollen. One etymology of 'Oslo' is 'the plain below the hill', referring to the city's proximity to the Ekebergåsen.

In 1792, King Frederick VI of Denmark offered C.A. Lorentzen a journey to Norway. Frederick bought two of the artist's Norwegian landscapes afterwards.

19th Century European Paintings

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