ECKERSBERG, Christoffer Wilhelm
(b. 1783, Blakrog, d. 1853, København)

Seated Nude Model

1839
Oil on canvas, 45 x 33 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Eckersberg was the first painter who threw off conventional tones and the pseudo-classical landscape, in exchange for the clear atmosphere and natural outlines of Danish scenery. His landscapesare pure and true, while in his figure-pieces he is conventional.