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Marina Piccola, Capri

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Købke, like many Scandinavian artists, was drawn to Italy. In 1838 he visited Rome and Naples to study the natural vistas and to copy the ancient frescoes at Pompeii. In Capri, where Købke lived from 1838 to 1840, he made careful drawings and lively oil sketches—such as this one, on which he...

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1848, Christen Købke, Copenhagen (d. 1848; the artist); December 18, 1848, sold at Købke sale (Schiellerup) Copenhagen, and bought by Wilhelm Marstrand. By 1893, Janus La Cour (landscape artist). By 1915, K. Brandt; April 30, 1930, sold at Brandt sale (Winkel and Magnussen), Copenhagen, Lot 77; 1954 anonymous collection, Copenhagen; April 1954, anonymous sale, Rasmussen, Copenhagen (?) Lot 50 [sale could have been held in May]. By 1954, Kunsthalen, Copenhagen; October 5, 1954, Kunsthalen sale, Copenhagen, Lot 200. Until 1972, anonymous collection; June 1972, Anonymous sale, Rasmussen, Copenhagen, lot 282, and bought by John Goelet, New York; 1972, gift of Goelet. (Accession Date: November 8, 1972)

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Gift of John Goelet in honor of Perry T. Rathbone



35.5 x 51.7 cm (14 x 20 3/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas