Ossian Singing His Swan Song by Nicolai Abildgaard was created in 1780 – 1782. The painting is in National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen. The size of the work is 42 x 35,5 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
The Artist: Danish neoclassical painter Nicolai Abildgaard (1743 – 1809) studied in Rome, where he was primarily influenced by antique sculpture and Roman wall paintings. His style was classical, though with a romantic trend, and he had a remarkable sense of colour. Many of his paintings are melodramatic interpretations of episodes from ancient literature.