The Dancing Glade at Sorgenfri North of Copenhagen  1800

by Jens Juel

At the end of the 18th century a new pastime became popular among the citizens of Copenhagen: outings to the Dancing Glade at Sorgenfri Palace north of Copenhagen. Here, the crowds would picnic, relax, and while away time playing games. Juel captures one of these carefree events. [br] [b]The central motif: The woman in the swing[/b] To the left a party is climbing out ...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark