Adolf Mackeprang

View From Als, Denmark

Adolf Mackeprang

View From Als, Denmark

This late 19th-century oil painting by Danish artist Adolf Mackeprang (1833-1911) depicts a picturesque panoramic view over upland scenery on the island of Als, Denmark.

From our lofty vantage point, a meandering river weaves between majestic peaks before vanishing upon a final turn. In the foreground, a dense woodland is picked out in autumnal tones. While beyond, Mackeprang adopts higher values to convey distance. Known predominantly as a painter of animals, his landscapes are less common and the composition here is a particularly interesting one. By selecting a wider view, he emphasises the vastness of this broad expanse. You can almost feel a rush of air as if standing upon an adjacent rock.

Adolf Mackeprang was the son of a tenant farmer and learned agriculture in his early years. Surrounded by pastoral influences, his oeuvre celebrates the natural world - its beasts, seasons and various moods.

Monogrammed in the lower left and held within a splendid frame with foliate.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 25” x 15” / 64cm x 38cm
Year of creation: c. 1880
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £12,255

Adolf Mackeprang

Adolf Mackeprang

Adolf Mackeprang trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He exhibited annually at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition.

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Conservation & History

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