Petersen, Edvard (1841-1911)

Petersen, Edvard (1841-1911)

Danish painter, Edvard Petersen was a true Academy man who is primarily known for light-filled rural views and keen observations of daily life. Towards the end of his career, he achieved various accolades via the Royal Academy including the title of Professor in 1894.

1841

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Zacharias Petersen and Emilie Sofie nee Thorsen.

1851

Began studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

1860s/1870s

Produced numerous romantic landscapes influenced by the teachings of Vilhelm Kyhn (1819-1903).

1867

Awarded the Neuhausen Prize for ‘Mose med Ellekrat’.

1871

Forest View, Fussingø, Jutland. From our collection.

1875

Awarded an Academy Scholarship for travel abroad.

1875-1880

Travelled to Italy and France with Theodor Philipsen.

1879

The Square in Front of the Capuciner Monastery

The Square in front of the Capuciner Monastery

c. 1880

A Fountain in the Park of Villa Borghese, Rome

A fountain in the park of Villa Borghese, Rome

1881

A Scene from Ponte Nomentano, Rome

A scene from Ponte Nomentano, Rome

1883

In the Garden

In the Garden

1887

The Commons in Copenhagen on a Sunday Afternoon

The Commons in Copenhagen on a Sunday Afternoon

1890

Emigrants at Larsens Square for which he received the gold medal

Emigrants at Larsens Square

1891

Received Academy gold medal for ’Playing Children Under a Slope’.

1893

A Summer Evening Outside the Farm

A summer evening outside the farm

1894

Received the title of ‘Professor’.

1892

Elected a member of the Academy.

1898

The American steamer at Larsen Plads

Amerikadamperen ved Larsen Plads

1909

Interior from Thorvaldsen's Museum

Interior from Thorvaldsen's Museum

1911

At the Capuchin Monastery in Rome

At the Capuchin Monastery in Rome

1911

Died, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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