21 Works, Today, May 17th. is Martinus Rørbye’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #135

Martinus Rørbye (1803–1848)
A Party of Chess Players Outside a Turkish Coffeehouse and Barbershop, c. 1845

Oil on canvas
116.7 x 147.9 x 11.3 cm
National Gallery of Denmark

Martinus Christian Wesseltoft Rørbye (17 May 1803–29 August 1848) was a Danish painter, known both for genre works and landscapes. He was a central figure of the Golden Age of Danish painting during the first half of the 19th century.

Martinus Rørbye was born in Drammen in Norway on 17 May 1803. . He was not inclined to schooling, but in 1820 started his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts at 17 years of age.

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