R. Christiansen, Portrait Of Dorthea Christine Kemp

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An early 20th-century portrait of Dorthea Christine Kemp, née Schmidt (1804-1877) wearing a beautiful dark dress with gold jewellery and a lace shawl.

The portrait was created by R. Christiansen in 1925 after the original by Danish artist, Morten Thrane Brünnich (1805-1861).

Dorthea was born in Aalborg, Denmark, to Skoemager and Cathrine. In 1830 she married Neils Daniel Kemp (1797-1852) and the couple went on to have at least eight children. One of her sons, Victor, served in the Danish army as a second lieutenant.

Inscribed with the artist’s name on the reverse. 

Note - we refer to this lady as 'Dorthea' rather than 'Dorothea' as the inscription on the reverse gives her name as 'Dorthea'. Genealogy sources include both names, so it could actually be either.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Size
20½” x 17⅓” / 52cm x 44cm x 1cm
Year of creation
1925
Condition
Some scuffs around the edges where it was previously framed but otherwise fine.