Recently teacher Ferid Hudhri enjoys submit ideas about a painting of an Albanian lady now found in Glyptoteket, a well-reputed art gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Almira Pajenga – from the Danish Embassy in Tirana – have kindly caused it to be easy for us to read about the tips which were offered into the A»KlanA«-magazine plus the A»TemaA« aswell.
In many publications about Danish ways and Danish books the famous paint is known as the Albanian woman; in other guides the Italian girl. Teacher Hudhri is actually asking whether or not the woman actually ended up being of Albanian beginnings, or perhaps the reason are otherwise; possibly that the lady is an Italian through the Albani mountains south of Rome? Possibly, he contributes, she checked out a significant Albanian family members in Rome exactly who often used friendly events using engagement of musicians.
In ] I produced a brief research concerning artwork and also the involved individuals (it can be within Danish at:
The paint was created by Danish musician Albert KN?chler, afterwards a monk, whenever his fellow-countryman, the poet Christian Winther settled a visit to Rome in 1831. Just who in fact fulfilled the girl initially; KN?chler or Winther – is certainly not understood, more than likely it absolutely was KN?chler.
In those days lots of Danish music artists and poets went to Rome and travelled through Italy, among those Bertel Thorvaldsen, the sculptor, and H.C. Andersen, the writer of fairy-tales. Usually these Danes fulfilled one another in the taverns; and every once in awhile they went to the vicinities of Rome. Probably one of the most vital locations had been the Nemi-area during the Albani mountains. The Danish Academy in Rome provides extensive information about the Danes which area.
As professor Hudhri puts they, your ex might have been through the Arb?»resh communities into the southern area of Italy, but I have to agree with him, as he judges it as not too likely. There are a few explanations.
The partnership amongst the young beauty and poet might rather intense, and maybe the girl reported to get pregnant whenever the poet went back to Denmark – and then include himself much more intense sensual relations. At least he provided the woman a vigne at their deviation – a tiny bit vineyard.
A short while later, when Winther got reached the north Italy, the guy composed to one of their friends, the sculptor Bissen:
We know that Winther – at the moment no less than – was not good in Italian. Possibly he typed toward girl – through Bissen – in Danish, and the postillion subsequently had to browse the letter on her in Italian. Possibly she actually is an illiterate?
So far as we understand today, Winther rapidly forgotten call on woman. Additionally, we’ve got no information about a restored contact among them whenever Winther a long time afterwards visited Rome, this time around along with his spouse and her girl of a youthful wedding.
In fact, Winther met with the artwork in the control for some years, but – per some sources – he’d to sell they in a time period of A»low waterA«. Another reason exactly why the guy parted along with it might-have-been jealousy of their girlfriend at that moment? Some age later on the artwork had been gotten by Glyptoteket.