(Aalborg 1809-1862 Hellerup)
The monastery of Alpirsbach near Freudenstadt (Black Forest)
Paper, laid down on board, 40.5 x 57.2 cm
Acquired in 2012, inv. 2012-s.6
Sødring shared his studio with Christen Købke. He was a master in the depiction of architecture and developed a strict palette when painting materials and textures, as in this sketch which is about nothing but bricks, blocks of wood and stones – about visual rhythm and shades of red and brown. In the late 1830s Sødring spent four years in Germany and this painting must have been made during that period. The monastery was not as dilapidated as it appears. It stands there still and the details can be made out in photographs.