Nicolai Abildgaard, 1803 - Simo and his former slave Sosia - fine art print

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Product summarization

In the year 1803 Nicolai Abildgaard painted the artpiece. Moveover, this artwork is included in the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)'s digital collection in Copenhagen, Denmark. This public domain artwork is supplied with courtesy of National Gallery of Denmark.: . Further, the alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait and has an image ratio of 1 : 1.2, which means that the length is 20% shorter than the width. Nicolai Abildgaard was a male painter, whose artistic style can mainly be classified as Romanticism. The Danish painter lived for a total of 66 years and was born in the year 1743 in Copenhagen and passed away in 1809.

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

After a broken and unhappy marriage, Abildgaard met his second wife Juliane Marie some time before 1800. This new, reinvigorating relationship introduced new themes in his art, leading him to address aspects of love.

Scenes from Terence's romantic comedy During the time after 1800 he created four large canvases to be placed in the residence provided for the couple at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at Charlottenborg, filling them with scenes from the ancient writer Terence’s romantic comedy Andria.

Connection between Terence and Abildgaard In the painter’s version of the complicated dramatic intrigues, they begin when the central character, Simo, asks his black chef Sosia to pretend that he is hastening the marriage of Simo’s son.

The scene in the foreground links Terence and Abildgaard through a sequence of allusions: Terence was a slave who had been given his freedom, and in the picture Abildgaard based the black chef’s appearance on a medal that he himself designed on the occasion of the Danish ban on slavery.

In the play the chef is in fact also a liberated slave, and the playwright was from Africa himself. In the last picture in the series, Abildgaard makes an appearance accompanied by his wife and child – providing a kind of counter-signature to balance out the first picture’s introduction of the playwright.

Details on the unique artwork

Painting title: "Simo and his former slave Sosia"
Categorization of the artpiece: painting
Category: modern art
Temporal classification: 19th century
Year: 1803
Artwork age: over 210 years old
Exhibited in: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum's webpage: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

Brief overview of the artist

Name: Nicolai Abildgaard
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality of artist: Danish
Professions of the artist: painter
Home country: Denmark
Classification: modern artist
Art styles: Romanticism
Died at the age of: 66 years
Born in the year: 1743
Hometown: Copenhagen
Died: 1809
Deceased in (place): Copenhagen

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The product specifications

Product type: art print
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufacturing process: UV direct print (digital printing)
Production: manufactured in Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Intended product usage: wall gallery, art reproduction gallery
Orientation: portrait format
Image ratio: (length : width) 1 : 1.2
Meaning: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Materials: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Framing of the art copy: unframed reproduction

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