Carlo Hornung-Jensen, Coastal View With Turbulent Sea & Sailboat

Carlo Hornung-Jensen, Coastal View With Turbulent Sea & Sailboat

This early 20th-century oil painting by Danish artist Carl Hornung-Jensen (1882-1960) depicts a coastal view towards a sailboat atop turbulent waves. Flashes of bright light between dense clouds echo the highlights on a tumbling sea.

Hornung-Jensen painted this during the early part of his career - an excited artist exploring the fishing villages of the Danish islands. His style is usually a little finer than this brisk study as he was painting outdoors amid a challenging environment. Within the paint surface, small flecks of sand provide clues as to the conditions. Can you imagine him battling the elements while perched on the rocks?

Signed/dated in the lower right and housed within a fine gilt frame.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 27” x 15½” / 69cm x 39cm
Year of creation: 1910
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £5,000 achieved for an oil painting in 2017.

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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