O. D. Ottesen
(b. Broager 1816, d. Frederiksberg 1892)
Purchased by Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot in June 2020.
“Chrysanthemum omgiver et krucifiks”. Chrysanthemum flowers surround a crucifix. Signed and dated O. D. Ottesen malet i Paris (painted in Paris) 1856. Oil on canvas. 65×52 cm.
Exhibited: Charlottenborg 1857 no. 120.
In 1855, Ottesen received the Academy's travel scholarship, and in 1855–56 he travelled to the Netherlands, France and Germany. In Paris he sees, among other things, the French floral painter Simon Saint-Jean's (1808–1860) works.