CARL FREDERICK SORENSEN
A THREE-MASTED FRIGATE OFF CAPRI, 1863
Oil on Canvas
16 x 24 Inches
Signed Lower Right "Carl Sorensen"
Displayed in a Custom-Made Carved Gilt-Wood Frame by Stephen Motyka of Rhode Island
Framed Dimensions: 24 H x 31¾ W x 3¼ D Inches
In 1848, Carl Frederick Sorensen was commissioned by the Danish Government to accompany the Royal Danish Navy on an official tour of the Mediterranean as official artist and to make a series of studies of the trip. The inspired results of this expedition led Sorensen to return to the area every summer for the remainder of his life and also to his career as Denmark’s preeminent marine painter. Sorensen received many honors and awards during his lifetime and his work may be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide, including a substantial collection at the Royal Naval Museum, Copenhagen. This serene marine painting from the artist’s late period shows both his unerring compositional sense and an absolute mastery of light and perspective.
Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol. 13, p. 35-36; Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Kunstler, Vollmer Supplement, Vol. 31, p. 208; Mallett’s Index of Artists, Daniel Trowbridge Mallett, New York, 1948, p. 413; Weilbach, Dansk Kunstnerleksikon; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2007/8 Edition, p. 1908; et al.
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