View from the hills of Udby. 1853. Unsigned. Inscribed recto in ink “Udbye”. Pencil, pen and ink on paper laid on paper. Sheet size 225×325 mm.
Study for the painting “Udbye Kirke og dens omegn”, commisioned by a group of Danish and Norwegian women as a present for N. F. S. Grundtvig on his 70th birthday. The painting is in the collection of The Museum of National History Frederiksborg Castle.
Provenance: Presumably the artist's estate sale, 27.-28. october 1903, no. 176 (”Landskab ved Udbye. P[en]”). Musuem director Karl Madsen (1855–1938); his estate sale, Winkel & Magnussen 237, 29. september 1938, no. 140; purchased here by the owner daughter, Sofie Wilhelmine Lofthus, nee Madsen (1887–1965); her daughter, Else Lofthus (1909–2005).
Exhibited: Handteckningar av äldra danska målare, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 1918, no. 244; Mindeudstillingen, Charlottenborg 1919, no. 357; Haandtegninger tilhørende Karl Madsen, Kunstforeningen 1927.