C. W. Eckersberg
(b. Blåkrog near Aabenraa 1783, d. Copenhagen 1853)
“Parti i Villa Borgheses Have”. View from Villa Borghese garden. 1813. Unsigned. Inscribed in drawing ink Villa Borghese 1813. Verso a sketch of a mythological scene and inscribed Eckersberg. Pencil on paper. Sheet size 23×22 cm.
Eckersberg made several paintings and drawings from Villa Borghese in the years 1813–1814. In his diary, dated 22 December 2013, he notes (in Danish): “the shortest day, lovely weather, drew in the Colosseum and in Villa Borghese in the afternoon”.
Provenance: The artist's estate auction, 1854 no. 294 (the drawing is inscribed E. A. 294).