RØRBYE, Martinus
(b. 1803, Drammen, d. 1848, København)

The Tower of the Winds and the Acropolis in Athens

Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm
Private collection

Rørbye was known as an inveterate traveller and in 1830 and 1832 he explored the Norwegian countryside. On his first grand tour, made between 1834 and 1837, he travelled to Paris then on to Rome, Sicily, Greece, Turkey and back to Rome. He noted his visit to the scene depicted in the present painting and the production of a sketch in February and March 1836.

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