A View through Three of the North-Western Arches of the Third Storey of the Coliseum

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A View through Three of the North-Western Arches of the Third Storey of the Coliseum
Danish: Udsigt gennem tre buer i Colosseums tredje stokværk
See adjacent text.
Artist C. W. Eckersberg
Year 1815 or 1816
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 32 cm × 49.5 cm (13 in × 20 in)
Location National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

A View through Three of the North-Western Arches of the Third Storey of the Coliseum is a painting by the Danish painter, C. W. Eckersberg. It was painted in 1815 or 1816 when Eckersberg sojourned in Rome, painting a series of works of the ancient ruins of the city.[1]

The details of the ruins are precisely observed as they appear at the site in Rome. The views of the city, however, are a construction as Eckersberg connected three separate views to create a new harmony.[1] The Royal Engraving Collection has two sketches Eckersberg did to plan his work.

An example of Danish Golden Age painting, the work was included in a Danish canon on art.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Monrad, Kasper (2 February 2013). "En harmonisk helhed". National Gallery of Denmark. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kulturkanonen". Kulturkanonen, p. 43. Danish Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • (Danish) Kasper Monrad: "Udsigt gennem tre buer – Dansk-tyske kunstnermøder i Danmark, Tyskland og Italien", in William Gelius and Stig Miss (eds.): Under samme himmel – Land og by i dansk og tysk kunst 1800-1850, Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen 2000