Author: Svenningsen, Jesper and Anna Schram Vejlby
Year Published: 2012
No. of pages: 38
Illustrations: 20 Color Illustrations. 7 B&W Illustrations.
In the Hirschsprung Collection are two large portraits CW Eckersberg painted, just as he had been a professor at the Art Academy in 1818. We know that the people portrayed are East Indian grocery Schmidt and his wife - but who were they? What they served their money on? And why are the portraits so big compared to other portraits from the period? Focus exhibition displayed in the museum garden room tells of Mr and Mrs Schmidt and provides a look into Copenhagen and its citizenship in the year 1818.