Martinus Rørbye

man / Deens
tekenaar, schilder
Drammen (Noorwegen) 1803-05-17
Kopenhagen 1848-08-29
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Biografische gegevens
Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (Kopenhagen)
from 1820-1830; Rørbye was student there for over ten years, he failed to win the major gold medal in spite of repeated attempts
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  • Kopenhagen
    In May 1834, Martinus Rørbye left Copenhagen for his first southern sojourn. Rørbye’s journey to Italy started in Copenhagen, travelling by steamship to Lübeck in Schleswig-Holstein (Lykke Grand 2017)
  • Nederland 1834-05 - 1834
    On his way through some of the German cities to the Netherlands, Rørbye had to use horse-drawn vehicles like the Extra Posten and the stagecoach, while in Holland he could use the steamer again in the coastal areas down to France. (Lykke Grand 2017))
  • Amsterdam 1834
  • Rijn (rivier) 1834
    in May 1834, he travelled through the Netherlands, along the Rhine, and to Paris (Turner et al. 1996)
  • Parijs 184-07-06 - 184-08-28
    On 6 July 1834, Rørbye arrived in Paris. The decision to visit Paris on the way to Italy was presumably inspired by Eckersberg, who, on his way to Italy, had a long stay in the French capital from 1810-1813 taking lessons from the French painter J. L. David. In Paris he met Eckersberg’s son, the professional engraver Erling Eckersberg (1808-1889), who had arrived in Paris in January 1834, also with a three-year scholarship. Erling and Rørbye visited many attractions and places together; particularly churches and parks were common points of interest. In addition, they visited the Louvre many times as well as the opera and the city’s natural history collection. Among the more curious attractions worth mentioning was “Doctor Anjoux’s artificial anatomical figures” and a balloon carrying 17 people.8 Rørbye also met the exiled Danish philologist, social critic and author P. A. Heiberg (1758-1841) as well as the ballet dancer and later royal ballet master Auguste Bournonville (1808-1879). He also paid a few visits to the studio of the French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. (Lykke Grand 2017)
  • Chamonix (Haute-Savoie) 1834-09-09 - 1834-09-13
    On 9 September 1834, Rørbye reports the following from the area of Chamonix: “[...] a nice place, but it’s almost like the highway, people constantly come and go. On 13 September he comments as follows in his diary: “The valley is exceedingly beautiful, it just makes an unpleasant impression to see the rich travellers arriving in this peaceful part of the country with their big luggage and many servants, whose inhabitants they blight with their money
  • Livorno 1834-10-04
    From Switzerland, Rørbye travelled through Austria, where he got on board the vettura or hackney coach to Milan, from where he travelled by steamship to Livorno, arriving there on 4 October 1834
  • Pisa 1834-10-04 - 1834-10-22
    after 4 October 1834, but before 22 October 1834
  • Florence 1834-10-04 - 1837-10-22
    after 4 October 1834, but before 22 October 1834
  • Perugia 1834-10-04 - 1834-10-22
    after 4 October 1834, but before 22 October 1834
  • Spoleto 1834-10-04 - 1834-10-22
    after 4 October 1834, but before 22 October 1834
  • Rome 1834-10-22 - 1835-05
    22 October Rørbye arrived in Rome. All the Nordic travellers usually gathered at the Caffè Greco on a daily basis, with the internationally recognised Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen in the centre. He lived in Rome for more than 38 years, and had a large studio in the city with popes and emperors as clients. In the cafés the Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish artists and other travellers – including counts and consuls – met to eat and socialise; and in the Caffè Greco the artists also received letters from home by poste restante. So in many ways this place was a natural meeting point for Rørbye and his fellow artists. (Lykke Grand 2017)
  • Napels 1835-05-20 - 1835
  • Sorrento 1835
  • Procida (eiland) 1835-06
  • Griekenland 1835
    Autumn 1835 Rørbye sailed by steamer to Greece and Turkey
  • Turkije 1835
  • Rome 1836 - 1836-08
    In late August 1836 Rørbye left the city of Rome, this time heading east to Olevano and Subiaco with the aim of collecting new study material
  • Olevano Romano 1836 - 1841
  • Subiaco (Italië) 1836 - 1836-10-23
    According to Rørbye’s diary, his stay in Subiaco was one of the most pleasant periods of his journey. On the day of his departure (23 October 1836) he wrote: “The last day in Subiaco. It feels as if I am leaving a home.
  • Rome 1836-11 - 1837
    In early November Rørbye is back in Rome.
  • Kopenhagen 1837-11-10 - 1839-08
    On 20 November 1837 Rørbye arrived in Copenhagen having spent three and a half years abroad.
  • Capri
    After having spent less than two years in Denmark, Rørbye went to Italy again. But this time it was only for two years.
  • Sicilië (eiland, regio)
  • Palermo
  • Kopenhagen 1841 - 1848-08-29
    Back in Denmark in 1841 Rørbye began working on several monumental paintings with motifs from Turkey, Greece and Italy.
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In dit veld worden de diverse onderwerpscategorieën of genres vermeld die in het oeuvre van de beschreven kunstenaar voorkomen. De inhoud van dit veld is doorgaans meer gebaseerd op het aanwezige beeldmateriaal in het RKD dan op de literatuur.
genrevoorstelling, landschap (als genre), portret
During his travels through Europe to study the European culture and art he filled several sketchbooks with drawings in pencil and sketches in watercolour in various sizes.(Lykke Grand 2017)
Externe links
Grand 2017
Ingevoerd op: 1992-02-07; Gewijzigd op: 2017-11-26


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