Christian August Lorentzen
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|Christian August Lorentzen|
10 August 1749|
8 May 1828 (aged 78)|
Earlt life and education
Christian August Lorentzen was born on 10 August 1749 as the son of a watchmaker. He arrived in Copenhagen around 1771 where he frequented the Royal Academy of Fine Arts but it is unclear whether he received formal training. From 1779 to 1782 he went abroad to develop his skills, visiting the Netherlands, Antwerp and Paris where he copied old masters. In 1792 he traveled to Norway to paint prospects.
In a number of painting, such as Slaget på Reden (1801, Danish Museum of National History) and Den rædsomste nat (1807, Danish National Gallery), he documented key events from the English Wars between 1801 and 1814. Later in his career he mainly painted portraits, landscapes and scenes from Ludvig Holberg's comedies.
Frederiksholm Canal in Copenhagen, 1794
The finishing phase of the Battle of Copenhagen, presented as if it was the British who had to ask for a cease fire
Model class at the Danish Academy
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Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard
| Director of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Christian Frederik Hansen