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Vilhelm Victor Bille (Danish 1864-1908)


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Vilhelm Victor Bille (Danish 1864-1908)

Sailing off Elsinore Castle

Oil on canvas, signed lower right.

Provenance: from the Estate of Antoinette Hughes, Catonsville, MD.

Painting Size: 24” x 34.5”
Frame Size: 32.5 ” x 42.5”

Vilhelm Victor Bille (1864-1908), was a Danish marine painter. He studied with his father, the painter Carl Ludvig Bille (1815-1898) who was a sailor turned artist. He attended the Royal Academy in Copenhagen.

He is listed in Archibald, Dictionary of Sea Painters

Kronborg is a castle and star fortress in the town of Helsingør, Denmark. Immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Kronborg is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Europe.