C. W. Eckersberg
(b. Blåkrog near Aabenraa 1783, d. Copenhagen 1853)
A Danish brig passes a Dutch lugger. Study. Unsigned. Inscribed E. Oil on canvas. 15.5×24 cm.
Provenance: Presumably the estate auction of the late C. W. Eckersberg 1854, listed under (in Danish) “Sketches, unfinished paintings and drawings without stretcher”, 104–156. However, none of the seascapes mentioned here match the two types of ships in the present painting. It could also be one of the works at the estate auction described as (in Danish) “Study of the sky with an outline of ships” no. 147–151.