Nikolai Abildgaard

Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard

1743 (Copenhagen) – 1809 (Frederiksdal, Denmark)

Fuseli (then known by his original name, Füssli) and Abildgaard met as young artists in Rome; he was inspired by Fuseli’s reaction against neo-classicism and his taste for a less tamed kind of mythological imagery. Thorvaldsen, Friedrich, Carstens, Lund and Eckersberg were among his students.