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PETERSEN, Johan Erik Christian, artist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark, 3 April, 1839 ; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 19 March, 1874. He began the study of art in 1860, under Niels Carl M. F. Dahl, and at the Royal academy. After serving in the war between Prussia and Denmark in 1864, he came to this country in 1865, opened a studio in Boston, and devoted himself principally to marine painting. His later works include numerous strong and effective paintings, among which are " The Start of the Ocean Race of 1866 from Sandy Hook "; " Phantom Ship" (1869): "Making Sail after the Gale" ; and " After the Collision."
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