The painting is in good condition, consistent with age. It is relined and shows overall craquelure. Inspection under UV light reveals several minor retouching in the sky and scattered retouching at the rocks and in the sea. There is some light rubbing to the edges of the canvas due to framing.
Knud Andreassen Baade (1808-1879)
After hist first artistic training in Bergen, in 1825 Baade attended the Copenhagen Academy to study with Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg. Then he studied for many years in Dresden with Johan Chistian Dahl, interrupted by traveling through Norway, Bavaria, Tirol and Switzerland. Since 1845 he lived in Munich where he exhibited in 1849 a depiction of a nightly Norwegian coast with outstanding success. The well known painter Wilhelm von Kaulbach und Carl Rottmann praised the composition and prince Luitpold wanted to have a replica of it. Until his dead the depiction of coastal sceneries by night remained Baades preferred theme. (rac)