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 Thomas Fearnley

Thomas Fearnley was born in Frederikshald (Halden), was a romantic painter, a pupil of Johan Christian Dahl and a leading representative of Norwegian romantic nationalism in painting. His son Thomas Fearnley (1841–1927) founded the Fearnley dynasty of shipping magnates.

He was the son of merchant Thomas Fearnley (1768–1834) and Maren Sophie Paus (1782–1838). Fearnley´s grandfather, merchant Thomas Fearnley (1729–1798), immigrated from Hull in England to Frederikshald in 1753. His mother belonged to the prominent Norwegian Paus family. He was the brother of astronomer Carl Frederik Fearnley.

In 1840, he married Cecilia Catharine Andresen (1817–1888). She was the daughter of his benefactor, banker Nicolai Andresen, who founded what became the Andresen Bank, one of Norway´s largest commercial banks of its time. In the autumn of 1841, the couple went to Amsterdam for the birth of their only child, Thomas Nicolay Fearnley (1841-1927), who became a Norwegian shipping magnate.

His grandsons were shipping magnate Thomas Fearnley (1880–1961) and land owner N. O. Young Fearnley. His descendants founded the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in 1993.


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