A Dignitary (1912)

Bache, Otto (1839 - 1927)

A Dignitary

Original: Hope Gallery Collection
Oil on Canvas: 30" x 25"
Catalog# BACO-001

Otto Bache was a Danish artist who painted historical subjects, landscapes, animals and portraits. Bache was born in Roskilde, Denmark on the 21st of August 1839. He had a precocious talent and at only age ten attended the Art Academy in Copenhagen where he was a pupil of W. Marstrand. Between 1866 and 1868 he traveled through France and Italy. In 1872 he became a member of the Copenhagen Art Academy and in 1887 was nominated a professor. Bache eventually became director of the Academy in 1905.