Apollon and Marsyas. Sketch for a fresco in Constantin Hansens decoration of the vestibule of the University of Copenhagen. 1872. Unsigned. Oil on canvas. 34×27 cm.
Literature: Emil Hannover, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Constantin Hansen no. 586.
On the reverse a letter from the artist to Meldahl. "12. Juni 74. Hr. Etatraad Meldahl.
Today I was asked if, I had sent a letter to you in Klampenborg.
This is not the case, and it occurred to me, that I owed you a receipt for the received amount of 100 kr., which I hereby send you, at the same time expressing my joy, that my sketch of Apollo and Marsyas has earned your approval.
The highest regards, Your Const. Hansen (in Danish).
Literature: Emil Hannover, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Constantin Hansen no. 586. Here mentioned as follows: 1872. Apollon og Marsyas. An older completed draft. “Finished a sketch of Apoll and Masyas færdig” (The diary of C.H.'s Aug. 17th. 1872). Sold Juni 1874 for Kammerherre Meldahl. Belongs to said but never seen by the author. (in Danish).
Depicted p.129 and mentioned p. 130.