Otto Bache (21 August 1839 – 28 June 1927) was a Danish painter. Many of his pictures depict key events in Danish history.
Bache was born on 21 August 1839. Only 10 years old, on a dispensation, he was admitted into the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, from 1854 studying under Wilhelm Marstrand. He received early recognition as a portrait painter but he also showed great interest in painting animal motifs, gradually also turning to genre works and history painting.
In 1866, he received the Academy's large Travel Grant and went to Paris and later to Italy. Particularly his stay in Paris had a deep impact on his work, turning it in a direction characterized by more freedom, more colour, stronger light, and broader scope.
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