Carlo Hornung-Jensen

Winter, Vigerslev, Copenhagen

Carlo Hornung-Jensen

Winter, Vigerslev, Copenhagen

This early 20th-century oil painting by Danish artist Carlo Hornung-Jensen (1862-1960) depicts a wintery view in Vigerslev, Copenhagen.

Long shadows extend across melting snow cast by the sinuous forms of barren trees. A peculiar glow radiates from a blanket of white. In the foreground, a village track is furrowed amid dense mud. While several cottages provide a welcoming refuge.

Vigerslev is a neighbourhood in Copenhagen, which Hornung-Jensen knew well. He was born and died in the city, adventuring abroad for study trips before returning home. Here he describes the snow with broad marks, echoing the undulant scenery. Note the strong verticals towards the centre of the composition. Confident handling.

Signed in the lower left and held within a gilt frame with coved sides.

Medium: Oil on board
Overall size: 15½” x 13½” / 39cm x 35cm
Year of creation: 1924
Labels & Inscriptions: Title and date inscribed on reverse.
Provenance: Private collection, Denmark.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £5,000

Carlo Hornung-Jensen

Carlo Hornung-Jensen

Carlo Hornung-Jensen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, at the Académie Colarossi in Paris under Christian Krohg (1852-1925) and Frits Thaulow (1847-1906), and also under Léon Bonnat (1833-1922).

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