A Danish Coast. View from Kitnæs by the Roskilde Fjord  1843

by Johan Thomas Lundbye

The concepts of “nation” and “people” were avidly discussed during the 1830s and 1840s. J.Th. Lundbye was particularly influenced by the art historian N.L. Høyen’s (1798-1870) programme for Danish painting and its contributions to building national pride and self-awareness. [br] When, in 1842, he decided to depict a Danish coastline in an unusually monumental format, the ...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark