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Vilhelm Kyhn (b. Copenhagen 1819, d. Frederiksberg 1903)

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.

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Pale foxing. Examined in frame.

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