Bengt Erland Fogelberg (1786-1854), artist, sculptor
  • Bengt Erland Fogelberg (1786-1854), artist, sculptor

    TitleBengt Erland Fogelberg (1786-1854), artist, sculptor
  • Technique/ MaterialPencil drawing
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 20 x 18 cm
  • DatingMade 1839
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Christen Købke, Danish, born 1810, dead 1848
  • Depicted PersonBengt Erland Fogelberg, Swedish, born 1786, dead 1854
  • CategoryDrawings, Free-hand drawings
  • ClassificationDrawing
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 2208
  • AcquisitionDonated 1947 by director H. Tobiesen, Copenhagen
  • Description
    Images and media

    In Købke’s portraits of adults, his approach is often more businesslike. He makes very little attempt to pander to the public, as this unfinished portrait of the Swedish sculptor Bengt Erland Fogelberg demonstrates. Købke first met Fogelberg in Rome and later, in 1839, in Naples. The sitter is depicted with an almost Dürerian gravity.