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The Russian Ship of the Line "Asow" and a Frigate at Anchor near Elsinore  1828

by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

C.W. Eckersberg had studied Russian ships of the line on two occasions before embarking on the painting of the “Asow” in 1828. Both times, however, his studies were made at Copenhagen, not Elsinore as shown in this picture. Thus, this painting is not a faithful reproduction of a single, specific scene; it is a presentation of what the ship would look like if viewed from a ...
77 x 65.8 x 7.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark