Poul Rønne, The Yellow Room

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A beautiful depiction of a sunlit interior by prolific Danish artist, Poul Rønne aka Kai Jeppe Drews (1884-1964).

Drews was predominantly a landscape painter but also had a fascination for capturing the effects of light within a room. He seemed particularly drawn towards peaceful corners whereby light would cascade down a wall or across an item of furniture.

His interior scenes are quiet, subtle and devoid of people and I do wonder whether he was continually painting his own home. His landscapes are also modest and tend to include animals rather than figures.

Perhaps his choice of subject suggests a reclusive character often lost within his own imagination. The Danes have a strong reputation for gentle interior scenes and he’s certainly from very good stock indeed.

The painting is housed within what appears to be its original frame.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Size including frame
14⅓” x 17⅔” / 36cm x 45cm
Year of creation
c. 1945
Provenance
Denmark
Condition
Overall, very good. Craquelure throughout but the paint layer is stable. Frame with light age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight
‘Country Lakeside Landscape’ sold for £1,372 at Burchard, USA in 2000.