Copenhagen; The Capital of Denmark Published by the Danish Tourist Society

Copenhagen; The Capital of Denmark Published by the Danish Tourist Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...announcing their doom to the inhabitants of Nineveh, formerly hung in the Chapel of Frederiksborg Castle. The picture of Cadmus addressing Minerva after he has killed the dragon may be looked on as one of Salvator Rosa's most characteristic and excellent works. The gallery owns two masterly paintings of ascetics by Salvator Rosa's teacher, Ribera; but a more beautiful specimen of the best Spanish Art is the great portrait of Queen Isabella of Bourbon, which came from the studio of Velasquez. The old Flemish and German Schools are meagrely represented. An unknown Flemish master painted the excellent, characteristic little portrait of the Danish King, Christian II. There are some fine specimens of Lucas Cranach; the simple little picture of Cupid complaining to a charming Venus of the sting of a bee, is especially taking. By far the greater number of the best pictures in the Foreign Section are Flemish paintings of the seventeenth century. Rubens is represented by a couple of portrait-sketches and the splendidly painted, marvellously lifelike portrait of the Abbot Matthew Irselius. There is alsothegreat' Rubens picture of the Judgment of Solomon, which came to Denmark as a gift from Field-Marshal Josias Rantzau to Christian IV., and was originally intended for a town-hall. The collection contains three works of note by Jacob Jordaens, viz., a finely composed picture of Christ blessing the Children, a rather coarse jovial representation of Susannah and 60 the Elders, and a large mythological subject, Nymphs decorating a cornucopia.for the victorious Hercules. Amongst the examples of Snyders the large fruit-picture is specially noticeable. Its strength, richness, and beauty make it one of his best works. There are several good specimens of more

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