Anker Lund (b. Copenhagen 1840, d. Frederiksberg 1922)

“Kong Erik Ejegod meddeler på Viborg Thing, det forsamlede folk sin hensigt at drage til Det Hellige Land, som bod for nogle drab, han har begået ved et gæstebud. Ved bønner og tilbud om at ville løskøbe ham fra det aflagte løfte søger det sørgende folk forgæves a formå kongen til at afstå fra sit forsæt (aar 1103)". King Erik Ejegod announces to the assembled people at Viborg Thing (assembly), his intention to go to the Holy Land as compensation for murders he has committed at a feast. Through prayers, and with offers to redeem him from the promise he has made, the mourning people seek in vain to persuade the king to relinquish his intent (year 1103). Signed and dated Anker Lund 1879. Oil on canvas. 99 × 122 cm.

Exhibited: Charlottenborg 1879 no. 173.

Provenance: Bruun Rasmussen auction 93, 2004 no. 202, depicted p. 27. Previously property of Editor N. C. Rom.


Crackles of various sizes and a few minimal peelings. One large repair / patch on the reverse, and minor retouches /repairs. In need of a light surface cleaning.


Paintings & drawings, 30 November 2021


40,000–50,000 DKK

Price realised

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