FRØLICH, Lorenz
(b. 1820, Hellerup, d. 1908, København)

Biography

Danish painter, illustrator, and etcher. He studied in Copenhagen under Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, in Dresden under Eduard Julius Bendemann (1811-1889), and in Paris under Thomas Couture.

Frølich travelled extensively throughout Europe, spending time in Germany (1845-46), Italy (1846-51) and Paris (1851-75), as well as in Denmark (1854-57) and London (1870-71). The amalgam of artistic trends he encountered contributed to an eclectic and unique personal style that flourished most creatively through his works on paper. In addition to his talents in portraiture, Frølich was particularly skilled at plein-air landscape studies, such as his Large Oak in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.