C. W. Eckersberg (b. Blåkrog near Aabenraa 1783, d. Copenhagen 1853)

“Scene under Søslaget i Køge Bugt d. 1. Juli 1677”. The Battle of Køge Bay on 1 July 1677. 1834–1835. Unsigned. Oil on canvas. 80×113 cm.

Philip Weilbach, a Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of C. W. Eckersberg, 1872, p. 255 under (in Danish): “Paintings from the sea and Life on the sea, made in the years 1821–1851”.

Emil Hannover, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of C. W. Eckersberg,1898 no. 499.

Exhibited: Charlottenborg 1835 no. 2. The Academy's exhibition held on the occasion of the coronation of Christian VIII and Caroline Amalie, 1840 no. 47. Kunstforeningen, “C. W. Eckersberg-udstillingen”, 1895, no. 277.

Literature: “Kunst i privat eje” (Works of art in Private Collections), 1944, vol. I, mentioned p. 140–141, reproduced p. 141.

Provenance: Acquired by chamberlain P. B. Scavenius (1836). Landlord J. F. Scavenius (1872). Merchant Harry Levin (1898). In 1929 acquired by Winkel Magnussen. Agathe and Knud Neye's collection (1944), their sale “Dansk Guldalderkunst”, Bruun Rasmussen auction 409, 1980 no. 1, reproduced p. 12. Private Danish collection.

Eckersberg mentions the painting several times in his diary 1834–1835.

On 22 September 1834 he notes (in Danish): “Worked all day on a composition for a painting depicting “1 July 1677””. On 27 September 1834: “Started applying a scene from the Battle of Køge Bay”. On 3 February 1835: “Resumed working on the Battle of Køge Bay” and finally on 22 March 1835: “Finished a painting depicting a scene during the naval battle etc.”.


1,500,000–2,500,000 DKK


Price realised

1,200,000 DKK