Christen Kobke
1810-1848 Danish Christen Kobke Galleries He lived in Kastellet until 1833 and made many paintings of the area. His painting "Gården ved bageriet i Kastellet" (ca. 1832) hangs in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen. In 1832 he shared a studio with friend, landscape painter Frederik Hansen Sødring. He painted a portrait of Sødring which now hangs in the Hirschsprung Collection. In 1834 he moved, along with his parents, outside of Copenhagen??s fortifications near Sortedamssøen, a lake area. He painted many views overlooking the lake towards the city and the embankments surrounding the city. His work becomes larger, more monumental. Like many of his contemporary artists he came under the influence of Niels Lauritz Høyen, art historian, who promoted a nationalistic art. Høyen called for artists to search for subject matter in the folk life of their country instead of searching for themes in other lands, such as Italy (which was at that time considered a requirement for an artist??s training). On a visit to Hillerod in 1835 he painted a romantic picture of Frederiksborg Palace, "Frederiksborg Slot ved Aftenbelysning" ("Frederiksborg Palace in the Evening Light"). At the end of 1837 he married Susanna Cecilie Kobke (1810-1849), and shortly afterwards painted a portrait of his young bride. One of the Small Towers on Frederiksborg Castle, c.1834-35.In 1838 he received a travel stipend from the Academy, left his new wife and traveled over Dresden and Munich to Italy accompanied by decorative painter Georg Hilker. They arrived in Rome by year??s end where he met brother-in-law Frederik Christopher Krohn, sculptor and medallionist, and many other Danish artists. He traveled, along with Constantin Hansen the following summer to Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii and Capri where he painted out in the open air. He returned home in 1840 with a large collection of sketches for later use and inspiration. Unfortunately, most his later work with these Italian themes was uninspired, and they found little favor. Kobke even considered at the time becoming a decoration painter, having participated in 1844-1845 in the decoration of the Thorvaldsens Museum, a museum dedicated to the artistic works of Bertel Thorvaldsen. Two years after his father died in 1843 the family sold the property outside Copenhagen, and Kobke moved back into the city. His application for admission to the Academy, which was accompanied by one of his failed Italian landscapes, was rejected in 1846. He died in 1848 of pneumonia, and is buried in Assistens Kirkegard. Kobke, a national romantic, painted portraits, landscapes and architectural paintings. Most of Kobke??s portraits show friends, family members and fellow artists. He found most of his motifs in his immediate surroundings. Now he is recognized internationally for his well composed and harmonic paintings, for their coloristic qualities and for his sense of the everyday life. But in his lifetime he was almost forgotten, especially because of his early death and limited production. Despite his talent and the praise of various contemporaries, Kobke had never been inundated with commissions. Kobke is recognized today as one of the most talented among Denmark??s Golden Age painters and the most internationally renowned Danish painter of his generation. The painterly interpretations he made of his surroundings stand as highpoints of the period. His works are in the collections of not only Danish museums but also such international museums as the J. Paul Getty Museum

 

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Christen Kobke View of Osterbro from Dosseringen oil painting   

Painting ID::  2210
Christen Kobke
View of Osterbro from Dosseringen
1838 Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke View of Lake Sortedam oil painting   

Painting ID::  2211
Christen Kobke
View of Lake Sortedam
1838 Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke Frederiksborg Castle seen from the Northwest oil painting   

Painting ID::  2212
Christen Kobke
Frederiksborg Castle seen from the Northwest
1836 Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke Frederick Sodring oil painting   

Painting ID::  2213
Christen Kobke
Frederick Sodring
1832 Den Hirschsprungske Samling, Copenhagen

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke The View of the Plaster Cast Collection at Charlottenborg Palace oil painting   

Painting ID::  2214
Christen Kobke
The View of the Plaster Cast Collection at Charlottenborg Palace
1830 Den Hirschsprungske Samling, Copenhagen

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke The Shore at Dosseringen (mk09) oil painting   

Painting ID::  21432
Christen Kobke
The Shore at Dosseringen (mk09)
1838 Oil on canvas,53 x 71.5 cm Copenhagen,Statens Museum for Kunst

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke Seacoast near Dosseringen (mk22) oil painting   

Painting ID::  22832
Christen Kobke
Seacoast near Dosseringen (mk22)
1838 Oil on canvas,53 x 71.5 cm Copenhagen,Statens Museum for Kunst

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke Gateway in the Via Sepulcralis in Pompeii. oil painting   

Painting ID::  82042
Christen Kobke
Gateway in the Via Sepulcralis in Pompeii.
Date 1846(1846) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 38.1 x 52.07 cm (15 x 20.5 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke The Forum, Pompeii, with Vesuvius in the Distance oil painting   

Painting ID::  82169
Christen Kobke
The Forum, Pompeii, with Vesuvius in the Distance
Date 1841(1841) Medium Oil on canvas cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke View of Lake Sortedam oil painting   

Painting ID::  83750
Christen Kobke
View of Lake Sortedam
Date 1838(1838) Medium Oil on canvas cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke Frederiksborg Castle Seen from the Northwest oil painting   

Painting ID::  83751
Christen Kobke
Frederiksborg Castle Seen from the Northwest
Date 1836(1836) Medium Oil on canvas cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke The North Gate of the Citadel oil painting   

Painting ID::  84236
Christen Kobke
The North Gate of the Citadel
Date 1834(1834) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 79 x 93 cm (31.1 x 36.6 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke Autumn Morning on Lake Sortedam oil painting   

Painting ID::  84238
Christen Kobke
Autumn Morning on Lake Sortedam
Date 1838(1838) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 33 x 45 cm (13 x 17.7 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke View of osterbro from Dosseringen oil painting   

Painting ID::  85456
Christen Kobke
View of osterbro from Dosseringen
Date 1838(1838) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 39.5 x 50.5 cm (15.6 x 19.9 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke The Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the Background oil painting   

Painting ID::  85458
Christen Kobke
The Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the Background
Date 1839-1840 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 24.9 x 35 cm (9.8 x 13.8 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke Schlob Frederiksborg im Abendlicht oil painting   

Painting ID::  88642
Christen Kobke
Schlob Frederiksborg im Abendlicht
1835(1835) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions Deutsch: 69 x 101 cm cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke Sister of the Artist oil painting   

Painting ID::  95958
Christen Kobke
Sister of the Artist
1832(1832) Medium oil on canvas cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke Portrait of Wilhelm Bendz oil painting   

Painting ID::  96872
Christen Kobke
Portrait of Wilhelm Bendz
circa 1830(1830) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 22 X 19 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Christen Kobke A View of the Square in the Kastel Looking Towards the Ramparts oil painting   

Painting ID::  97459
Christen Kobke
A View of the Square in the Kastel Looking Towards the Ramparts
circa 1830 Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 30 X 23 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

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Christen Kobke
1810-1848 Danish Christen Kobke Galleries He lived in Kastellet until 1833 and made many paintings of the area. His painting "Gården ved bageriet i Kastellet" (ca. 1832) hangs in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen. In 1832 he shared a studio with friend, landscape painter Frederik Hansen Sødring. He painted a portrait of Sødring which now hangs in the Hirschsprung Collection. In 1834 he moved, along with his parents, outside of Copenhagen??s fortifications near Sortedamssøen, a lake area. He painted many views overlooking the lake towards the city and the embankments surrounding the city. His work becomes larger, more monumental. Like many of his contemporary artists he came under the influence of Niels Lauritz Høyen, art historian, who promoted a nationalistic art. Høyen called for artists to search for subject matter in the folk life of their country instead of searching for themes in other lands, such as Italy (which was at that time considered a requirement for an artist??s training). On a visit to Hillerod in 1835 he painted a romantic picture of Frederiksborg Palace, "Frederiksborg Slot ved Aftenbelysning" ("Frederiksborg Palace in the Evening Light"). At the end of 1837 he married Susanna Cecilie Kobke (1810-1849), and shortly afterwards painted a portrait of his young bride. One of the Small Towers on Frederiksborg Castle, c.1834-35.In 1838 he received a travel stipend from the Academy, left his new wife and traveled over Dresden and Munich to Italy accompanied by decorative painter Georg Hilker. They arrived in Rome by year??s end where he met brother-in-law Frederik Christopher Krohn, sculptor and medallionist, and many other Danish artists. He traveled, along with Constantin Hansen the following summer to Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii and Capri where he painted out in the open air. He returned home in 1840 with a large collection of sketches for later use and inspiration. Unfortunately, most his later work with these Italian themes was uninspired, and they found little favor. Kobke even considered at the time becoming a decoration painter, having participated in 1844-1845 in the decoration of the Thorvaldsens Museum, a museum dedicated to the artistic works of Bertel Thorvaldsen. Two years after his father died in 1843 the family sold the property outside Copenhagen, and Kobke moved back into the city. His application for admission to the Academy, which was accompanied by one of his failed Italian landscapes, was rejected in 1846. He died in 1848 of pneumonia, and is buried in Assistens Kirkegard. Kobke, a national romantic, painted portraits, landscapes and architectural paintings. Most of Kobke??s portraits show friends, family members and fellow artists. He found most of his motifs in his immediate surroundings. Now he is recognized internationally for his well composed and harmonic paintings, for their coloristic qualities and for his sense of the everyday life. But in his lifetime he was almost forgotten, especially because of his early death and limited production. Despite his talent and the praise of various contemporaries, Kobke had never been inundated with commissions. Kobke is recognized today as one of the most talented among Denmark??s Golden Age painters and the most internationally renowned Danish painter of his generation. The painterly interpretations he made of his surroundings stand as highpoints of the period. His works are in the collections of not only Danish museums but also such international museums as the J. Paul Getty Museum