Daniel Melbye Charcoal Drawing of Ships at Sea, 1865
Daniel Herman Anton Melbye (Danish, 1818 – 1875)
Charcoal drawing on paper
Signed to lower left
Illegible inscription to lower center
Daniel Hermann Anton Melbye was born in Copenhagen, the eldest brother of artists Vilhem and Fritz Melbye. He had originally wanted to be a sailor and trained as a shipbuilder before becoming a pupil of Christoffer-Wilhelm Eckersberg. He received international acclaim as an artist, and depicted shipping lanes around the world, such as the scene before the rock of Gibraltar. In 1847 Melbye moved to Paris where he obtained the patronage of Louis-Philippe and later Napoleon III.
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- Item not examined outside of mounting
- toning and heavy foxing throughout; buckling to sheet; .5" tear to lower right; mat burn to edges of paper; water damage to matting; scratches, chips and wear to frame; scratches to glazing.
- measures frame; sight measures 18" W x 10.75" H.