Gerhard Morell, curator of the Royal Danish Kunstkammer  1765

by Johann Salomon Wahl

[b]Johan Salomon Wahl (1689-1765) was curator of the Royal Danish Kunstkammer and a practicing artist.[/b] [br] Here he has portrayed his successor, Gerhard Morell. Wahl had imposed a certain degree of order upon the old-fashioned "kunstkammer" (cabinet of curiosities/art display). The advent of Morell, an enthusiastic buyer of arts, made it possible to transform the coll...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark