“Hvide storke”. White storks. Study sheet. 1846. Unsigned. Inscribed “white Ojevaer” (white storks). Drawing ink on paper. Sheet size 15.9×31.2 cm. Unframed.
Made in July 1846, when Lundbye was in Holland on his way home from Italy.
Karl Madsen, J. Th. Lundbye's drawings and watercolours, listed under 1846, p. 384. Reproduced p. 231.
Exhibited: Bispegården (the bishop's manor), Kalundborg, “Johan Thomas Lundbye. Værker fra private samlinger”, 2018, no. 13. Reproduced in the catalogue.
Literature: Karl Madsen, “Johan Thomas Lundbye 1818–1848”, 1949, reproduced p. 231.
Provenance: The painter Constantin Hansen. His daughter Marie Magdalene Axelsen, née Konstantin-Hansen. Private Danish collection of drawings by Johan Thomas Lundbye.