Karen Margrethe Borch
  • TitleKaren Margrethe Borch
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 46 x 30 cm
    Ram [med hänge]: (h x b x dj) 60,2 x 44,5 x 7,5 cm
  • DatingMade 1837
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Danish, born 1783, dead 1853
  • Depicted PersonKaren Margrethe Borch, Danish, born 1815-09-15, dead 1887-09-28
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 7330
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2016 Sophia Giesecke Fund
  • Collection Nytt i samlingarna
  • Description
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    This painting of the 22-year-old Karen Margrethe Borch is one of Eckersberg’s most original portraits. It was commissioned by her father, the theologian and art collector Rasmus Borch, who was a friend of the artist’s. The portrait is special in that it shows the sitter almost full-length, and surrounded by an illusionistic painted frame. This trompe l’oeil device is found in only one other work by Eckersberg, it too commissioned by Rasmus Borch.