(b. Brede 1819, d. Oakland, California 1895)
“Prospekt af Kolding, set fra Konsul Wessings anlæg”. View from Kolding seen from the garden of consul Vessing. Signed and dated F. Richardt 1853. Oil on canvas. 64×94 cm.
Exhibited: Charlottenborg 1853 no. 179.
Consul Martinus Wissing (died in 1854) had a small garden west of Kolding.
The ruins of Koldinghus stand prominently in the middle of the painting with the fiord in the background. In 1808, a fire broke out on the site, when Spanish mercenaries (lejetropper) fired too hard into the fireplaces. The building was in ruins until the 1890s, when it was decided to rebuild it.