Anders Hune


Anders Hune


This mid-20th-century oil painting by Danish artist Anders Hune (1894-1968) depicts the launch of a lifeboat amid treacherous waters.

It’s a vivid portrayal that captures the emerging drama.

Hune’s energetic brushwork seems apt for such a scene. With flicks, curves and well-placed daubs, he’s captured this electrifying moment with feeling. Under the expressive brushwork is a skilful composition, which guides our eye from the bottom right, to mid left, to top right. Each element counter-balancing the next and telling its own story. Given the design, it seems plausible that the boat in the top right may be the one needing assistance.

A masterful work with weight, poignancy, and spirited passages.

Signed lower middle and framed.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 22½” x 19½” / 57cm x 49cm
Year of creation: c. 1940
Condition: Artwork presents well. Canvas relined. Craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.

Anders Hune

Hune was born in Aarhus and died in Manchester. He was self-taught and undertook various study trips to France, Italy and Switzerland.

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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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