Oil/canvas/wood, 39,5 x 29 cm, on the reverse label 'Prof. W. Marstrand, En Italienerinde paa en Altan'. - Exhibition: The painting was exhibited: Märchen eines Lebens. Mit Hans Christian Andersen durch das malerische Europa. Altonaer Museum und Museumsberg Flensburg 2005. - Danish history and portrait painter. M. studied 1826-33 under C. W. Eckersberg at the Copenhagen Academy, thereafter in Munich. With a scholarship he travelled Italy for four years before returning to Copenhagen in 1841 and developing into one of the leading artists of his time. He was elected head of the Copenhagen academy for two times. Mus.: Copenhagen a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Weilbach a. others.