Niels Frederik Schiottz-Jensen, Coastal View With Moored Fishing Boat

Niels Frederik Schiottz-Jensen, Coastal View With Moored Fishing Boat

This late 19th-century oil painting by Danish artist Niels Frederik Schiøttz-Jensen (1855-1941) depicts a beautiful coastal view with a moored rowing boat. There’s plenty of interest and a bright Mediterranean-esque palette.

The intelligent composition juxtaposes the diagonal of the boat with a jutting mooring. This draws the eye and begins our visual journey. Note the various layers - from the stony sand underfoot, across the water, and out towards the distant beach and hills.

Schiøttz-Jensen spent a great deal of time in Italy, a place he loved. Here we see the influence of the abundant Italian vistas and the glorious effects of vivid light.

Signed, dated and held in a decorative gilt frame.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 38” x 29” / 97cm x 74cm
Year of creation: 1888
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £31,000 achieved for ‘Lady Reading’ (46cm x 63cm) at Sotheby’s in 2004.

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