"Gudes Atelier i Wales"

Name of traveller

Theodor Kjerulf (1825-1888)

Reason for travel

  • family visit

Date of travel

April 1864

Omkring og i Gudes Hus er Alt graa Skifer—men dog farverigt og overgroet. Dalen selv minder om Gudbrandsdalens smukkeste Dale. Husvæggen er graa tilhugget Sten, det spidse Tag med Gavle som Korthus er tækket med tynde Skiferfliser. (Kjerulf 151)


  • architecture: slate as the main source for the stone work on Gude's house
  • art:
    • description of Gude's work as landscape painter, his significance for other artists, especially in Norway, and his studio in his house in Betws-y-Coed
    • Welsh landscapes inspire Gude to fulfil his dream as an artist
  • people: pays a visit to his brother-in-law, the painter Hans Frederik Gude (1825-1903)
  • terrain:
    • abundance of slate
    • explores a variety of geographical features of north Wales that inspire landscape painting
    • landscapes of north Wales similar to Norway, but smaller and easier to explore
  • compare with Gude's descriptions in his autobiographical account of his life in Wales
  • click here to read the full account

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Type of publication

diary; letter


Kjerulf, Theodor. "Gudes Atelier i Wales." Ved Løvfaldstid: Billeder. Christiania: H. Tønsberg, 1867. 148-61. Print.