(bapt Copenhagen, 16 May 1726; d Copenhagen, 8 July 1776). Danish
painter. Although he was mentioned in the court account-books as
early as 1743, his first known painting dates from 1750. From then
until 1756 he was active as one of the most important portrait
painters of the Danish Rococo. His colouristic style and impasto
technique were strongly influenced by the Swedish painter Carl
Gustaf Pilo. The double portrait of the Court Jeweller C. F.
Fabritius and his Wife (1752; Copenhagen, Stat. Mus. Kst) and the
full-length Frederik V (1756; priv. col., see A. Russell, ed.:
Danske slotte og herregarde [Danish palaces and manor houses]
(Copenhagen, 2/1963–8), iv, p. 385) are among his masterpieces. An
important collection of portraits by Als from this period is housed
in the Nationalhistoriske Museum pa Frederiksborg, Hillerød.
Portrait of Christian VII King of Denmark
Admiral Frederik Christian Kaas
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