Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

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Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
1783-1853
The Corvette Najaden
ca. 1833
Pen and black ink and wash, over black chalk.
11 5/8 x 18 9/16 inches (295 x 471 mm)
Thaw Collection.
2006.34
Inscription: 

Inscribed in pen and black ink at lower left in a box, "Afstanden fra agterste Pr. ... 300 Alen / Diametralplanets afvigelse ... 60 Gr / Kraengning ... 5 Gr / Nedduvning ... 2 1/2 Gr / Oiets hoide over vandlinien 5 Alen /" [illegible] "340 Alen" (in graphite, erased); in graphite at lower right (above boat), "Nord" [ost?] "land".

Provenance: 
Jorgen Hansen Koch; by descent; Thomas Le Claire Kunsthandel, Hamburg; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York; Eugene Victor Thaw Art Foundation.
Bibliography: 

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 113, repr.
The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and Oil Sketches : Acquisitions since 1994. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 2002, no. 28.

Associated names: 

Koch, Jørgen Hansen, former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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