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Christen Købke, Portrait of P. Ryder, Son of the Artist’s Cousin

Key facts
Full title Portrait of P. Ryder, Son of the Artist’s Cousin
Artist Christen Købke
Artist dates 1810 - 1848
Date made 1848
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 74.5 × 53.5 cm
Acquisition credit On loan from a private collection
Inventory number L1101
Location Room 45
Art route(s) B
Image copyright On loan from a private collection, © Private collection 2008
Collection Main Collection
Portrait of P. Ryder, Son of the Artist’s Cousin
Christen Købke

The son of Købke’s cousin, a master baker, is seen here in his work clothes, smoking a cigarillo. The basket of pretzels behind him is the outcome of a good day’s work.

Completed the year of the Danish artist’s death, the portrait shows him working on a larger scale than usual and with a restricted palette.

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