Carl Vilhelm Meyer, Interior Scene With Older Lady

Carl Vilhelm Meyer, Interior Scene With Older Lady

This gentle early 20th-century interior scene by Danish artist Carl Vilhelm Meyer (1870-1938) depicts an older lady looking through a window into the garden. She’s sitting at a well-worn table and there’s an open book in front of her.

Meyer often painted scenes involving family and there’s a strong possibility that this is his mother, Jacobine Helene Catharine Meyer (b. 1842). Perhaps she enjoyed this spot and often admired the garden while reading by daylight.

The painting is signed/dated on the table and housed within a period frame.

Learn more about Carl Vilhelm Meyer in our directory.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 36” x 31” / 91cm x 79cm
Year of creation: 1918
Condition: Overall very presentable. Frame with some age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £12,100 achieved for ‘A young girl in an interior’ at Sotheby’s in 1989.

Conservation & History

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