Oil/canvas, 61,5 x 39 cm, lo. ri. sign. Constantin H. - Provenance: Börge Nielsens Auktioner, Veijle, 23.10.1987, lot 543; private collection Germany; thence by descent. - Danish history, figure and landscape painter. H. studied architecture at the Copenhagen academy as early as 1817, then studied painting under Eckersberg since 1825. With a scholarship he went to Italy in 1835 from where he returned to Copenhagen in 1842. He executed important public commissions, among others he painted the Copenhagen university. In 1864 he became member of the Copenhagen academy. Mus.: Kopenhagen, Frederiksborg a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Weilbach.