Abildgaard, Nikolaj Abraham

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Abildgaard, Nikolaj Abraham

(nĭkōlī` ä`bēlgôrd), 1743–1809, Danish painter of the neoclassical school. He was a student of Eckersberg. Among his own pupils was Thorvaldsen, whom he greatly influenced. Abildgaard's work may be seen in the House of Representatives in Copenhagen.