(b. Copenhagen 1810, d. s.p. 1873)
“Tre veninder læser et brev (de to niecer af kunstneren)”. Three friends are reading a letter (the two of them are nieces of the artist). 1870. Unsigned. Oil on canvas. 83×63 cm.
Provenance: Thence by descent in the artist's family.
The two women on the left are daughters of the artist's brother Troels Caspar Daniel Marstrand (1815–1889). The two women are thus Wilhelm Marstrand's nieces. The woman in the grey dress is Julie Wilhelmine Marstrand (1850–1881), in 1876 married to Ernst Johannes Trier, and the woman in the middle is Julie's big sister Christine Marie Marstrand (1851–1927), in 1880 married to Poul la Cour. It is through Christine that the painting is inherited to this day. According to tradition, the letter-reading woman is a friend of the two sisters.