In a Roman Osteria

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In a Roman Osteria
Danish: Fra et romersk osteria
See adjacent text.
Artist Carl Bloch
Year 1866
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 148.5 cm × 177.5 cm (58.5 in × 69.9 in)
Location National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

In a Roman Osteria is a painting by the Danish painter Carl Bloch. It was painted in 1866.

One of Bloch's better-known genre scenes, the painting was commissioned by the merchant Moritz G. Melchior, Bloch's friend and major supporter who is included in the background of the painting. He is sitting at a table talking with his friends, the two figures sitting beside him are depicted, the figure turning his back to the viewers is the painter himself.[1]

The painting owes an obvious debt to Wilhelm Marstrand's Italian Osteria Scene painted in 1848

Bloch was a student of Wilhelm Marstrand[2] and this artwork is similar to Marstrand's Italian Osteria Scene,[1] the Polish-Danish painter Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann also made a version of the scene and there are at least three variations of that painting.

Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann's version of the Italian Osteria scene; date unknown

Acquired by the National Gallery of Denmark in 1935,[3] the unframed oil on canvas measures 148.5 by 177.5 centimetres (58.5 by 69.9 in).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Larsen, Peter Nørgaard. "Carl Bloch: In a Roman Osteria, 1866". National Gallery of Denmark. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Carl Bloch". The Danish Royal Collections. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "In a Roman Osteria". Google Cultural Institute. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 

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