Peter Raadsig, Italian Peasants Around an Ancient Well, 1846(120 views)
Strecher bears stamp: "Georg Kleis/ Vesterbrogade 58/KOBENHAVN V"; inscribed in pencil: "Peter Raadsig f.1808". In fine condition.
Peter Raadsig was born in Copenhagen on October 18th 1806, the son of Søren Christian and Ellen Pouline (Poulsen) Raadsig. He entered the Royal Danish Academy in 1821 and later studied in Rome from 1841-45 and in Munich 1845-46. He was a painter of genre, figures and landscapes who worked in Denmark until his Roman trip of 1841-45. There he began a romance with Italian subjects and in particular peasants at ancient sites and altars. After he moved to Munich in 1845 and continuing in Denmark after 1846 he continued to employ the Italian subject matter. Later in his career Raadsig became identified more with the seascapes and dune landscapes of Skagen, especially in the 1870s and 1880s. He is well represented in Danish museum collections. He died in Copenhagen the 1st of July, 1882.
Dimensions: 21 X 31 inches
Artist or Maker: Raadsig, Peter, Danish (1806-1882)
Medium: oil on canvas
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