PORTRAIT OF THREE BROTHERS AND A SISTER IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

This cabinet card photograph features four siblings. The foursome include three brothers and one sister. The children are identified by first name via an inscription on the reverse of the photo. The boys are Emil, Carl, and Niels. I am unable to decipher the sister’s name though it is clear that she was born in 1890. The image comes from the studio of Budtz Muller & Company which was located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Bertel Christian Budtz Muller (1837-1884) was a Danish photographer. Muller began his career as a pharmacist before he became a popular photographer in Copenhagen. In 1884, Muller’s studio was taken over by Ludvig Offenberg. Despite the change of ownership, Offenberg did not change the name of the studio. It is interesting to note that Muller’s will included a provision to set up a fund to support needy photographers. It is also of note that Muller is also known for his portrait of writer, Hans Christian Andersen.

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Published in: on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Hi there, my Danish is very limited, but Holsoe is a common surname and “Born” means children, so they were “the Holsoe kids” and the photo was probably taken in 1890. Nice group! Brad


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