KØBKE, Christen
(b. 1810, København, d. 1848, København)

Portrait of Adolphine Købke, Sister of the Artist

1832
Oil on canvas, 42 x 35 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This astonishing portrait of the artist's sister is one of the Danish master's finest works, summing up his qualities as a colourist and his expert rendering of light. Particularly touching, this highly realistic picture can be considered one of the finest children portraits of the nineteenth century in Europe.