Jens Juel (b. Balslev, Funen 1745, d. Copenhagen 1802)

Profile portrait of Lars Buch (1753–1818), parish priest in Gamborg from 1789. Unsigned. Inscribed by H. M. Fenger on the reverse and numbered “505” and “221”. Pencil, watercolour, and crayon on paper. Sheet size 23×18 cm.

Ellen Poulsen, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Jens Juel, 1991, no. 664, reproduced p. 425.

Literature: Henny Glarbo notes in Kunstmuseets Aarsskrift, 1926–28, p. 413 (in Danish): “During a visit to Gamborg in 1796, Juel became a godfather for the priest Lars Buch’s child in Gamborg Church"; the mother being Petronelle Maaløe.

Provenance: Dr. Theol. Rural Dean H. M. Fenger, his auction Winkel & Magnussen 85, 1930 no. 505. Here mistakenly described as “Lars Birch”.


10,000–15,000 DKK


Price realised

7,000 DKK