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Danish painter Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg was born in the town of Blkrog in Southern Jutland region of Denmark. He laid the foundation for the Golden Age of Danish Painting. He is also called the 'Father of Danish painting'. His paintings are a great example of the style that made Denmark's artistic reputation worldwide. 

The Academy of Art in Copenhagen awarded Eckersberg a three-year travel scholarship for painting. In 1812, he traveled to Rome. His expectations were high before leaving for Italy. Emil Hannover believed that Eckersberg in Italy would become the next Thorvaldsen of painting. This is an example of his work that was praised by critics and artists alike. However, Eckersberg's public exhibitions were modest.

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