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

View of a Street in Østerbro outside Copenhagen. Morning Light

Oil on canvas, 107 x 162 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

In 1833 Købke moved with his parents to Blegdammen by the Sortedam Lake, then located outside of Copenhagen proper. In the years that followed he found many of his motifs by the lake. Købke also found the scene shown in this picture close to his home, at the end of the lake. It shows Østerbrogade, the principal shopping street and thoroughfare in Østerbro, still rural back in those days, edged by distinguished farm buildings.

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