Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard

male / Danish
architect, painter, court artist
painted a cycle of 10 paintings on the history of the Danish royal family for Christianborg Palace in Copenhagen (Howoldt/Gassner 2009 )
Copenhagen 1743-09/1743-09-11
baptized September 11th, 1743
Copenhagen 1809-06-04
Saur: died 4.6.1809 Spurveskjul/Fredriksdal (buried in Copenhagen) / Weilbach: died 4.6.1809 in Sorgenfri (buried in Copenhagen)
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maintained a close relationship and correspondence with De Geer (Frykenstedt 1987)
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Biographical information
Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (Kopenhagen)
1764; won an award for perennial travel abroad (Howoldt/Gassner 2009, p. 177 )
Active in
  • Kopenhagen 1764
    studied here since 1764
  • Rome 1772 - 1777
    Howoldt/Gassner 2009
Teacher at academy/university
Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (Kopenhagen)
historical painting instructor since 1778 (Howoldt/Gassner 2009 )
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
Christian religious scene, history (as a genre), mythology
  • gouden medaille
    1767; for his painting ‘Samuel salbt Davi’ (Howoldt/Gassner 2009, p.177)
Creation date: 1991-11-20; Last modified date: 2021-04-07


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