An Ancient Burial Mound by Raklev on Refsnæs

An Ancient Burial Mound by Raklev on Refsnæs is a Danish landscape painting by Johan Thomas Lundbye from 1839. The painting is executed in the national romantic tradition, as advocated by Niels Laurits Høyen.

An ancient burial mound by Raklev on Refsnæs
Danish: En gravhøj fra oldtiden ved Raklev på Refsnæs
Lundbye, Johan Thomas - En gravhøj fra oldtiden ved Raklev på Refsnæs.jpg
ArtistJohan Thomas Lundbye
Year1839 (1839)
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions66.7 cm × 88.9 cm (26.3 in × 35.0 in)
LocationThorvaldsens Museum
Websitewww.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/samlingerne/vaerk/B255

In the foreground is the painting's central motif, a tumulus. The painting uses this very prominent figure, a giant mound that pushes the image background back, to give great depth to the painting.

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