(1743—1809). Danish painter who studied in Italy (1772—9). His style was
classical and he favoured heroic subjects. He painted little after 4
allegorical frescoes by him in the Royal Palace, Copenhagen, which he
considered his best work, were burnt in 1794. Sketches of these together
with many other works are preserved in the Royal Gallery, Copenhagen. B.
Thorwaldsen was his pupil.
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