19th-Century Danish School, Forest Landscape With Stream

19th-Century Danish School, Forest Landscape With Stream

This exquisite 19th-century Danish landscape painting depicts a forest view with towering birch trees. It’s majestically rendered and captures nature at its finest.

In the foreground, the stones seem to flicker, touched by the light - as reflections in umber emerge from the stream. The eye wanders upwards, drawn by the mist, the early morning haze hovering above foliage. The birch trees creak, contorting across the void. Twisted by time in a little-known forest.

The rising scenery has such depth and interest that it seems to pull you towards it. Each layer more intriguing than the last. Note the bright area behind the trees with its floral accents and the distant climb with its gentle tints.

The painting is unsigned but evidently by an academy-trained artist. The reverse bears an exhibition label.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 31½” x 43½” / 80cm x 110cm
Year of creation: c. 1890
Condition: Artwork presents well. Minor scratches. Frame with some light wear.