Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, 1828 - The Russian Ship of the Line Asowand a Frigate - fine art print

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Additional information on the original artwork by Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) (© - by Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark))

C.W. Eckersberg had studied Russian ships of the line on two occasions before embarking on the painting of the “Asow” in 1828. Both times, however, his studies were made at Copenhagen, not Elsinore as shown in this picture. Thus, this painting is not a faithful reproduction of a single, specific scene; it is a presentation of what the ship would look like if viewed from a favourable position on the Oresund.

As realistically as possible Eckersberg prepared the painting with great care. He borrowed plans of ships of the line from the Danish navy, and he painstakingly calculated the relative positions of the ships on the water. He also studied the light, wind, and other meteorological conditions before commencing work, taking extra care to paint the cloud formations as realistically as possible.

Seascapes as favourite subject After 1821 seascapes had become Eckersberg’s favourite subject. They allowed him to bring together his interest in nature, ships, and meteorology, and over the next three decades he had the opportunity to depict almost every conceivable type of ship in every marine situation imaginable.

Structured artwork details

Piece of art name: "The Russian Ship of the Line Asowand a Frigate"
Classification: painting
Category: modern art
Century: 19th century
Year: 1828
Artwork age: over 190 years old
Original medium of artwork: oil on canvas
Dimensions of the original artwork: 77 x 65,8 x 7,5 cm
Museum / collection: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

About the artist

Name of the artist: Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
Gender: male
Nationality: Danish
Jobs of the artist: painter
Country of origin: Denmark
Artist classification: modern artist
Styles: Realism
Lifetime: 70 years
Year born: 1783
Place of birth: Blaakrog, Varnaes, South Jutland, Denmark
Died in the year: 1853
Died in (place): Copenhagen, Denmark

About this article

Product categorization: art copy
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production technique: digital printing
Manufacturing: manufactured in Germany
Type of stock: on demand
Product use: home décor, art print gallery
Artwork alignment: portrait format
Aspect ratio: 1 : 1.2 - (length : width)
Meaning: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Materials you can select: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame): 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium print variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Frame: not available

Selectable product materials

For every fine art print we offer a range of different sizes and materials. You can select your preferred material and size among the following choices:

  • Poster (canvas material): A poster print is a printed canvas with a fine surface texture. Please keep in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin 2-6cm around the print motif in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
  • The canvas print: The UV printed canvas material mounted on a wood stretcher frame. What is more, printed canvas creates a lively, positive impression. Your canvas print of this work of art will provide you with the opportunity of turning your own art print into a large collection piece like you know from art galleries. Canvas Prints have the great advantage of being relatively low in weight, which means that it is easy and straightforward to hang your Canvas print without extra wall-mounts. That is why, a canvas print is suited for all types of walls.
  • The acrylic glass print: A glossy print on acrylic glass, which is often described as a print on plexiglass, will change the original work of art into beautiful décor. Your own version of the work of art is being custom-made with state-of-the-art UV print technology. With an acrylic glass fine art print contrasts and artwork details become visible due to the very fine tonal gradation.
  • Metal print (aluminium dibond): An Aluminium Dibond print is a print material with an outstanding depth effect. The Direct Print on Aluminum Dibond is your excellent introduction to fine replicas made on aluminum. For your Direct Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print the favorite artpiece on the surface of the white-primed aluminum. The bright and white sections of the work of art shimmer with a silky gloss but without glare. Colors are luminous in the highest definition, the fine details of the print are clear and crisp. The print on aluminium is the most popular entry-level product and is a stylish way to display art reproductions, because it draws attention on the whole artwork.

Detailed product specifications

In 1828 the painter Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg painted the 19th century artwork with the title The Russian Ship of the Line Asowand a Frigate. The original was made with the size: 77 x 65,8 x 7,5 cm and was produced with the technique oil on canvas. Moveover, this artpiece is included in the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)'s digital collection, which is the largest museum of fine arts in Denmark and is attached to the Danish Ministry of Culture.. This modern art artpiece, which is part of the public domain is being supplied with courtesy of National Gallery of Denmark.The creditline of the artpiece is the following: . Further, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format with a side ratio of 1 : 1.2, which means that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The painter Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg was an artist, whose style can mainly be classified as Realism. The artist was born in 1783 in Blaakrog, Varnaes, South Jutland, Denmark and died at the age of 70 in the year 1853.

Important legal note: We try our best in order to describe our art products in as much detail as it is possible and to exhibit them visually in our shop. Although, the colors of the printed materials, as well as the print result can vary to a certain extent from the presentation on the screen. Depending on your settings of your screen and the condition of the surface, not all colors are printed as realisitcally as the digital version depicted here. Given that the art reproductions are printed and processed by hand, there may as well be slight variations in the motif's exact position and the size.

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