19th-Century Danish School

Still Life With Roses

19th-Century Danish School

Still Life With Roses

This fine late 19th-century Danish oil painting depicts a still life with roses.

Two exquisitely rendered roses are nestled among leaves and buds. Emerging into the light from a dark array of tangled foliage. Each petal has been carefully observed akin to a botanical study. Yet described with such mastery that the overall effect is both beautiful and bewitching. Note also the various positions of each leaf.

Danish stills from this period were often inspired by the ‘Father of Danish Flower Painting’, Johan Laurentz Jensen (1800-1856) who, in turn, took heed from the Dutch Old Masters.

Housed in a splendid gilt frame with foliate.

Medium: Oil on panel
Overall size: 15½” x 19½” / 39cm x 50cm
Year of creation: c. 1880
Provenance: Private collection, Denmark.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Fine craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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