7. B.D. Barrett, North Sea Artists’ Colonies (diss.), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2008, pp. 234-45. Martinus Rørbye is recorded as the first painter to work in Skagen, in 1830. He met H.C. Andersen on 1st June 1833 aboard the steamship Dania, which ferried them from Copenhagen to Aarhus, when they were both house-guests at the Tjele estate near Viborg.