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Eckersbergs ungdom

Eckersberg som 49 årig malet af vennen Christian Albrecht Jensen i 1832

Eckersberg som 49 årig malet af vennen Christian Albrecht Jensen i 1832

Hvad er der i denne historie: Han kom på akademiet i 1803 (20 år gammel) og blev elev af Abildgaard, men der var “friktioner” og han fik først den lille, så den store sølv-medaille, og derefter – da Abildgaard var død – den store guldmedaille.

Han fik samlet penge til en udenlandsrejse, en dannelsesrejse, og han giftede sig med E. Christine Rebecca Hyssing d. 1 Juli – mod sin vilie! – og tog afsted på den store rejse et par dage efter. Der står også at det var for at legitimere et barn, sønnen Erling, som senere gik i faderens fodspor. Senere blev han gift med Julie Juel, datter af maleren Jens Juel (1891-1827), og senere igen med Sustann Juel (1793-1840). Gyldendals giver ikke flere oplysninger om børn af det andet og tredie ægteskab, men giver et hint, en dagbog: En kilde til Eckersbergs liv og kunst er hans breve fra udlandsrejsen og den dagbog, han førte siden 1810, med kortfattede notater og regnskabsoplysninger (Det Kongelige Bibliotek).

C.W. Eckersberg (1783-1853), Selvportraet, 1811

C.W. Eckersberg (1783-1853), Selvportraet, 1811

C.W. Eckersberg (1783-1853), Julie Eckersberg, f. Juel, kunstnerens anden hustru, 1817

C.W. Eckersberg (1783-1853), Julie Eckersberg, f. Juel, kunstnerens anden hustru, 1817

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Et klip fra English Wikipedia:

Training at  Academy

Still under apprenticeship he produced proficient drawings and paintings. Having amassed some money, including financial support from local well-wishers, he arrived at Copenhagen’s Tollbooth on 23 May 1803. He was accepted into the Academy without payment in 1803 where he studied with Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard, among others.

He made good progress, painting historical paintings, portraits and landscapes. However, friction between him and Abildgaard impeded his advancement, and he did not win the Academy’s big gold medal until 1809, after Abildgaard’s death. He also worked to earn living money as a hand laborer, and he made drawings for copperplate etchings.

Although he received promise of a travel stipend in conjunction with the gold medal, the actual funds would not be made available until 1812. On 1 July 1810, he married E. Christine Rebecca Hyssing against his wishes, in order to ‘legitimize’ a son, Erling Carl Vilhelm Eckersberg, that was born to her. His son, Erling, eventually followed in his father’s footsteps with an Academy education, and a career as a copperplate engraver.

C.W. Eckersberg (1783-1853), Kunstnerens datter Emilie, 1827

C.W. Eckersberg (1783-1853), Kunstnerens datter Emilie, 1827

Et sted læste jeg om Liszt’s liv, at hvis en almindelig borger havde ført sådan en “menage” som Liszt havde i Weimar, hvor han som kapelmester levede sammen med sin kone uden at være gift, så var de blevet slæbt i retten. Det samme kan man måske sige om Goethe, måske også om andre kunstnere i det tidlige 1800-tal, Wordsworth for at nævne een. Jeg prøver at finde hoved og hale i sexual-moralen og den industrielle tidsalders ændringer. Specielt rinder “The French Lieutennant’s Woman” mig i hu, denne dobbeltbundede film (med manus af Harold Pinter) hvor de sidder og undrer sig over hvor mange prostituerede der var i London og hvor ofte de havde kunder – hele Londons mandlige befolkning måtte besøge prostitueret 3 gange om ugen hvis tallene skulle passe. Eller noget …

In November 1791 Wordsworth visited Revolutionary France and became enthralled with the Republican movement. He fell in love with a French woman, Annette Vallon, who in 1792 gave birth to their child, Caroline. Because of lack of money and Britain’s tensions with France he returned alone to England the next year. The circumstances of his return and his subsequent behaviour raised doubts as to his declared wish to marry Annette, but he supported her and his daughter as best he could in later life. The Reign of Terror estranged him from Republican France, and war between France and Britain prevented him from seeing Annette and Caroline again for several years.

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Monday, November 9, 2015 at 12:52 GMT+0000

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