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H. G. F. Holm (b. Berlin 1803, d. Copenhagen 1861)

The railway bridge near Carlsberg. A steam train passes under the bridge on its way from Roskilde to Copenhagen. Unsigned. Watercolour on paper laid on paper. Sheet size 9×22 cm.

The bridge was constructed after the English engineer Stadford's drawings. Built in 1847. The bridge is crossing the railway and leading up to Carlsberg's first laboratory buildning. The bridge was demolished in 1895 and a new iron bridge was constructed.

Literature: Erik Housted, “Fattig-Holm. Tre Guldalderskæbner”, 1994 , a similar motif reproduced p. 278, and similar motifs listed in the catalogue raisonné as numbers 4.017, 4.018, 4.019 and 4.020. Fattig-Holm was interested in the railway's importance, not only for the upper classes but also for the common people. He depicts the democratizating of the railway services by drawning ordinary people hailing Copenhagen's new attraction, and queueing to make a trip.

Condition

The paper has turned slightly brown. Some foxing on the underlying paper. Examined in frame.

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Estimate

8,000–10,000 kr.

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5,500 kr.  

6 bids

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808580 5,500 kr.
868129 (Auto bid) 5,000 kr.
808580 4,800 kr.
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851295 4,200 kr.
890763 4,000 kr.