The rgen Valentin Sonne (DAT. Jørgen Valentin Sonne; 24 Jun 1801, Birkerød — 24 Sep 1889[source not specified 553 days], Copenhagen) was a Danish painter.
Studied at H. D. Gebauer, in Copenhagen, attended classes at the Academy of fine arts and wrote hunting scenes and paintings of battles (for example, "a Cavalry attack near Sehestedt" and "Battle with the French in the Tyrol"). Then, from 1828, was engaged in Munich in the workshop of P. Hess, and spent several years (1830-1841) in Rome, where he painted many scenes of Italian folk life, including, "Autumn mass in the Roman Campagna" and "Roman peasants going to market" (in the Copenhagen Royal Museum).
In 1843 Sonne elected member of the Copenhagen Academy. The war of 1848, in which he participated, made him return to batalicheskih painting to depict different episodes of the war (e.g. the battle of Duppel, Fredericia and Estate, etc.). After several years, he again turned to the peaceful play of genre scenes and under the old age has taken a secondary trip to Italy, which gave him the material for new paintings of local life.
In addition, he drew ideas for his works from the writings of the Danish poets. He also owns the frescoes on the outer walls of the Thorvaldsen's Museum in Copenhagen, depicting the arrival of the famous sculptor at the Copenhagen Harbor, in 1838, and the transfer of the sculptures of the Thorvaldsen Museum in his name. Generally, Sonne was one of Davitashen painters of Denmark and the first in a series of its few battle.