Carlo Eduoardo Johan Dalgas (Naples 1821 - 1851 Schleswig)
A boy with his dog, a milkmaid beyond, c. 1845
signed on the verso: Malet / af / Dalgas oil on panel161 x 123 mm
Born in Naples where his father was the Danish Consul, Carlo Dalgas was brought up in Copenhagen and studied at the Art Academy there from 1837. From 1843 he exhibited and in 1848 sold a work to the Royal Collection. That year he enlisted in the army and was called up to fight in the First Schleswig War. He was mortally wounded in the final battle of Møllhorst in December 1850.