View over Hallingdal1844
This Romantic landscape combines Dahl’s affection for the scenery of his native Norway with the strain of deeply spiritual naturalism of which he was a chief exponent. Dahl recorded in his diary that he visited Hallingdal on August 23, 1844, on a sketching expedition in the company of his children and the painter Peder Balke. That October, Dahl offered this work to Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, an eminent archaeologist.
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