A Wounded Danish Soldier: Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann

Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann: A Wounded Danish Soldier

A Wounded Danish Soldier by Polish-Danish painter Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann shows a young woman reading to a bedridden bearded man for consolation. She tenderly holds his hand while he, clearly melancholic, turns his face out towards the viewer. The rose on the bedside table symbolises both love and hope.

Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann’s A Wounded Danish Soldier (En såret dansk kriger in Danish) is in the National Gallery of Denmark.

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