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


Oil on canvas, 42 x 36 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

During his day, Købke was known as a straightforward, good-natured and simple-minded person who did not strive to attract attention to himself. His self-portrait supports this description. Only the insistent gaze suggests that the picture shows one of the greatest Danish artists of all time.

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