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Christen Købke

Born: Copenhagen, 26 May 1810
Died: Copenhagen, 7 February 1848
Nationality: Danish

son of a baker


with Christian Lorentzen (1822-27) and Christoffer Eckersberg (1827-32) at Copenhagen Academy


1832 - wins Copenhagen Academy's Big Silver Medal; begins drawing and painting outdoors 

1838 - wins travel scholarship and goes to Rome

1840 - returns to Copenhagen

1842 - elected member of Copenhagen Academy


Italy (1838-40)

Important Artworks: 

View from the Corn Storage Loft by the Bakery in Kastellet, 1831 (National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen)

Ida Thiele as a Child, 1832 (National Gallery of Denmark)

Study of a Boy Model, 1833 (National Gallery of Denmark)

Self-Portrait, 1833 (National Gallery of Denmark)

Frederiksborg Castle, 1836 (National Gallery of Denmark)

View of Naples with Vesuvius in the Background, 1838-39 (National Gallery of Denmark)