“Udsigt til Vesteregede fra stien til Sophiehøj”. View towards Vester Egede from the footpath to Sofiehøj. Signed and dated M. R. 1832. Oil on canvas. 24×34 cm.
Thorvaldsen, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Martinus Rørbye, 1981, no. M. 62.
Exhibited: Kunstforeningen, “Fortegnelse over M. Rørbyes arbejder”, 1905 no. 37.
Provenance: Head of deapartment H. Gram (1905). Bruun Rasmussen auction 433, 1981 no. 172, reproduced p. 37. Private Danish collection.
In the summer of 1832, Rørbye and his wife Rose, are staying with Rose's sister, Emilie, who was married to district judge Hans Lautrup (1796–1844) and lived at Christanslund in Vester Egede. Here, Rørbye had ample opportunity to draw and paint the beautiful landscape. In the present painting you see the beautiful slightly hilly landscape without any buildings, just with trees and rose-shining meadows with sheep, a rider in the distance and a couple strolling on the path. (See also cat. 10 and 11).