About This Artwork

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
Danish, 1783-1853

The Cloisters, San Lorenzo fuori le mura, 1824

Oil on canvas
22 5/8 x 31 in. (57.7 x 78.8 cm)

European Painting Purchase fund; through prior gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1986.991

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Copenhagen, Royal Academy of Fine Arts at the Charlottenborg Palace, 1825, cat. 12 or 13.

Copenhagen, Fine Arts Society, C. W. Eckersberg’s Malerier, October–November 1895, cat. 173.

Publication History

Emile Hanover, The Painter C. W. Eckersberg (Copenhagen, 1898), p. 357, no. 324.

Ownership History

Sold by the artist to Jacobsen, Denmark, August 7, 1824 [according to Eckersberg's daybook citied in Copenhagen 1895]; by descent to his son, W. Jacobsen and his daughter, B. Jacobsen, Denmark, by 1895[lent by them to Copengagen 1895]. Eduard Ree, Copenhagen; sold, Ree estate sale, October 16-18, 1918, lot 17. Sold, Arne Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Copenhagen, November 29, 1985, lot 29. Richard Feigen, New York, by 1985; sold to the Art Institute, 1986.

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