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Portrait of the Gottrup family

    The portrait shows Danish-born Lauritz Christensen Gottrup (1648–1721), who settled in Iceland in 1684 at Þingeyrar, a residence that prior to the Reformation had been the site of a monastery. Gottrup brought an extended family group with him to Iceland that included his mother Mette and younger sister and brother. His wife was a Danish immigrant to Iceland, Catharina Christiansdatter (1666–1731), who had come to Iceland as a single woman to live with her relative, Christoffer Heidemann. The portrait was painted in Denmark and depicts the Gottrups and their four children: son Johan Christoffer and their daughters Mette Maria, Magdalena and Anne Sophia. Mette Maria Gottrup left for Denmark as a child in 1701 and never returned, but other family members remained in Iceland. The portrait dates from 1701 at the earliest and has an elaborate carved and painted frame, with a memorial inscription to Lauritz and Catharina. The portrait hung in the church at Þingeyrar from at least 1725 and now forms part of the permanent exhibition of the National Museum.

    Original source name : Málverk af Gottrup fjölskyldunni
    English translation : Portrait of the Gottrup family
    Creator : N/A
    Document- type 2 : photograph
    Reference number : ÞÍ 4676/1900-9
    Language(s) : Danish
    Geographical coverage : Iceland
    Time range : 18thc.
    Year(s) : 1701-1725
    Theme 1 : family
    Link to the item in the catalogue :
    Publication(s) : Gunnar Hannesson and Þóra Kristjánsdóttir, “Málverkið af Lauritz Gottrup lögmanni og fjölskyldu hans,” Saga 47.1 (2009): 7–12.
    Archive name : Þjóðminjasafn Íslands
    Archive name (English) : National Museum of Iceland
    Archive address : Suðurgötu 41, 102 Reykjavík
    City : Reykjavík
    Country : Iceland
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