Carl Milton Jensen, Forest Scenery With Chaffinches & Stream

Carl Milton Jensen, Forest Scenery With Chaffinches & Stream

An impressionistic early 20th-century oil on canvas depicting a stream within a forest by Danish painter, Carl Milton Jensen (1855-1928).

This fine evocative painting conjures up the sights and sounds of a dense woodland teeming with life. You can almost hear the stream as it cascades over the rocks by your feet - with two nearby chaffinches adding their own light melody.

Jensen trained at the Academy of Fine Arts and exhibited regularly at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen and Aarhus. During the early 20th-century, he produced many works depicting the picturesque forests at Marselisborg, Denmark, and this piece fits within that oeuvre.

The painting is signed/dated in the lower right and housed within a gilded frame that’s probably its original.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 24½” x 16½” / 62cm x 42cm
Year of creation: 1915
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Artwork in good condition. Canvas relined. Frame with some age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £5,000 achieved for ‘Haymaking’ at Sotheby’s in 2004.