They continue to inspire. I indulge in Danish Golden Age paintings from the first part of the 19th Century.
On one hand they idealise reality like all romantic art does. On the other hand they take pride in depicting details correctly. The latter means you can get a huge amount of information about costum history.
C. W. Eckersberg (1783-1853) is the father of Danish Golden Age paintings. He became professor at the Royal Academy in 1818. With him The Copenhagen School emerged. Later they would become the Golden Age painters. They are:
- Christen Købke (1810-1848)
- Wilhelm Marstrand (1810-1873)
- Constantin Hansen (1804-1880)
- Martinus Rørbye (1803-1848)
- J. Th. Lundbye (1818-1848)
- C. A. Jensen (1792-1870)
- D. C. Blunck (1798-1853)
- Wilhelm Bendz (1804-1832)
- P. C. Skovgaard (1817-1875)
- Jørgen Roed (1808-1888)
- Jørgen Sonne (1801-1890)
- Frederik Sødring (1809-1862)
Christen Købke is regarded as the best of the bunch.