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Comment on Antagelig 1828

The painting was not considered good enough for Koop to be accepted by the Fellows of the Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. In spite of numerous recommendations, the painter was never admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Usually, an artist could be admitted by sending in a membership piece, i.e. a finished work on a set subject, which was then accepted or rejected by the fellows of the Academy. The criticism of the organization and the procedures for admittance of the Academy increased during the first half of the 1800s, culminating in 1846, when neither Christen Købke nor Constantin Hansen was admitted. As a consequence, the charter of the Academy was changed in 1857, cf. Anneli Fuchs and Emma Salling (eds.): Kunstakademiet 1754-2004, vol. I, Copenhagen 2004, p. 97-104.

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