Paintings of the insides of places, possibly creatively improved to look better than they really did. German but spent time painting in Italy like everybody else. Ditlev Martens, artist (1795-1864).

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“San Giovanni in Laterano.” 1830. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “H.D.C. Martens. Roma. 1830.” on the lower right. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/hans-ditlev-christian-martens/san-giovanni-in-laterano-zuH9rFcPtcpkqznfuomFXg2
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Pope Leo XII Visits Thorvaldsen’s Studio Near the Piazza Barberini, Rome, on Saint Luke’s Day October 18th, 1826. 1830. Collections of the Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen. Image © Tate Galleries, London. Fair use license. via https://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/29/john-gibson-workshop-rome
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“The House of Michelangelo in Rome.” Inventory number B262. 1833. Oil on canvas. Image © Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen. Fair use license. via http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections/work/B262

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