Axel Schovelin, Danish Landscape With Lake

Axel Schovelin, Danish Landscape With Lake

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’.

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