CHRISTIAN VIGILIUS BLACHE PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
CHRISTIAN VIGILIUS BLACHE
Blache left his studies in order to focus on painting. He was taught by seascape painter Sørensen and took courses at the Kunstakademi in Copenhagen. He first started exhibiting his work in 1863, and in 1864 his painting (Begstrup Cove, Hels) was obtained by the royal museum in Copenhagen. He served in the German-Danish War in 1864 before returning and painting a composition titled Danish Men-of-War Leaving the Sund, which earned him the Neuhausen prize. He visited the Netherlands, Paris, Italy, Vienna, Dresden, and Berlin on a two-year travel scholarship he was awarded. His last large seascapes include Lifeboat Approaching a Foundering Vessel (1871), Søren Kanne (1877) and Vessels Towed from Harbour (1887).
National Gallery of Denmark - Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham