A dog. Study. Unsigned. Dated Kbh. Feb 1835. Inscribed J. Th. Lundby and Lundbye. Pencil on paper. On the back a section of a male model and a bird. Sheet size 23.2×21 cm. Unframed.
The drawing is a study for Lundbye's painting “En Hund” (A dog) (Karl Madsen no. 4) from 1835, which was Lundbye's first exhibition painting. The dog was Lundbye's own pointer. Karl Madsen is not particularly enthusiastic about the painting, but writes, as one of the most positive thing “..., The head is good ...” (Karl Madsen, "Johan Thomas Lundbye. 1818–1848, 1949, p. 38.
Exhibited: Bispegården (the bishop's manor), Kalundborg, “Johan Thomas Lundbye. Værker fra private samlinger”, 2018, no. 82. Reproduced in catalogue.
Provenance: T. Vincent Nissen's collection of drawings by Danish artists. Museumsbygningen auction 24, 2003 no. 93. Private Danish collection of drawings by Johan Thomas Lundbye.