Karen Margrethe Borch
  • TitleKaren Margrethe Borch
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 46 x 30 cm
  • DatingMade 1837
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Danish, born 1783, dead 1853
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 7330
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2016 Sophia Giesecke Fund
  • Description
    Images and media

    Eckersberg’s portrait of Karen Margarethe Borch, painted in connection with her engagement in 1837, is one of his best and most original works. This is due not least to the skilful treatment of light in the illusory painted frame. That detail was probably a request from the client, the model’s father Rasmus Borch. He was not only a close friend of Eckersberg and a great collector, but also a portrait specialist.