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Vilhelm Rosenstand

vilhelm rosenstand
Vilhelm Jacob Rosenstand 31 July 1838 – 11 March 1915 was a Danish painter and illustrator His best known work is a mural decorating the banqueting hall in the University of Copenhagen[1]


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Born in Copenhagen, Rosenstand attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1858 and took private lessons from his teacher Wilhelm Marstrand He also studied at Léon Bonnat's school in Paris 1881–82[2] He first exhibited at Charlottenborg in 1861 with Genrebillede fra Vendsyssel before serving as a lieutenant in the Second Schleswig War in 1864 His war experiences are reflected in works such as Fra Saxarmen ved Dannevirke Morgen efter Bustrup-Fægtningen for which he was awarded the Neuhausen Prize De Neuhausenske Præmier in 1865[1]

In 1869, on a grant from the Academy, he travelled to Rome where he spent a number of years At the 1873 World Exhibition in Vienna, he received an award for his En Campagnuol og hans Hustru He completed a number of genre works in Italy including Ved Kirkedøren At the Church Door, 1876, En Landsbyfrisør A Village Hairdresser, 1878 and Forlegenhed Embarrassment, 1880 From Rome, he moved to Paris in 1881 where he painted genre works depicting everyday scenes such as Udenfor et Brasserie i Paris Moder og Søn ved Pousse-Caféen Outside a Brasserie in Paris Mother and Son at the Café Pousse, 1882 for which he was awarded the Thorvaldsen Medal In 1883, he returned to Denmark only to find that Realism had become the dominant trend, rendering his genre and historicist approach rather outdated Sometimes referred to as Marstrand's last student, he nevertheless succeeded in winning the competition for decorating Copenhagen University's banqueting hall with his mural depicting students defending the capital in the war of 1864 1889–90 and in his work showing Ludvig Holberg directing a rehearsal of Erasmus Montanus 1892[1]

Rosenstand can be considered a typical Danish artist of the second half of the 19th century He was less popular the Otto Bache and in his day he was ranked below Carl Bloch He painted genre works from Denmark and the south of Europe as well as portraits of artists, scenes from Danish literary history and from the history of Denmark up to the beginning of the 20th century He was also a competent illustrator[2]


In 1882, Vilhelm Rosenstand was awarded the Thorvaldsen Medal[3] He was elevated to a Knight of the Dannebrog in 1892[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Vilhelm Rosenstand" Dansk Biografisk Leksikon in Danish Retrieved 14 October 2014mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-rightmw-parser-output citation mw-selflink
  2. ^ a b Erik Mortense "Vilhelm Rosenstand" in Danish Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon Retrieved 14 October 2014
  3. ^ "Vilhelm Rosenstand" Den Store Danske in Danish Retrieved 14 October 2014

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