A fine 19th-century oil on canvas depicting an extensive view across a lake towards a distant town.
The artist Axel Thorsen Schovelin (1827-1893) was a precocious talent and he joined the Academy of Fine Arts at the age of 12. It’s possible that this is a view from one of the many beautiful wooded areas around Copenhagen as he particularly enjoyed the area.
The painting is signed in the lower left.
Medium: Oil on canvas Overall size: 41” x 30” / 105cm x 77cm Year of creation: c. 1860 Provenance: Denmark Condition: Very presentable overall. Three historic repairs to the canvas. Could be cleaned to restore vibrancy if required but personally we prefer it as it is. Artist’s auction highlight: £13,206 achieved at a Danish auction for ‘Parti af Landsbyen Kragholm paa Faareveildgods paa Langeland’.