Cf. Stig Miss, op. cit., 1997, p. 181-182: Eckersberg’s portrait from 1820 was a result of Thorvaldsen’s visit in Copenhagen, and became part of a lottery among the members of the Art Society in January 1838. The painting was won by someone named “Rev. Riis”. After that date it remained in various private collections until 1994, when it entered the collections at Thorvaldsens Museum as inv.no. B454.
B419 was bequeathed to the museum 1855.
Sidst opdateret 27.03.2016