Axel Schovelin

Coastal Scene With Cottage & Fisherman

Axel Schovelin

Coastal Scene With Cottage & Fisherman

This late 19th-century oil painting by Danish artist Axel Schovelin (1827-1893) depicts a picturesque coastal view with a cottage and fisherman.

As a wisp of smoke rises from the cottage chimney, she waits for the day’s catch. Eagerly observing her partner dragging the nets. Their cottage is nestled into a clutch of tall birch trees, it’s a romanticised vision of quaint rural bliss.

Schovelin adorned the natural world, capturing sublime views of his homeland with a particular emphasis on forests and coastlines. Here, he’s opted for a classical composition which emphasises the radiant sky.

A fine example of his remarkable skill.

Monogrammed in the lower right and held within a gilt frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 16” x 13” / 41cm x 33cm
Year of creation: c. 1890
Labels & Inscriptions: Inscribed on reverse.
Provenance: Private collection, Denmark.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Canvas relined. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £13,206

Axel Schovelin

Axel Schovelin

Axel Schovelin was an accomplished Danish landscape painter. He trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and exhibited regularly at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition.

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Conservation & History

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