Carsten Henrichsen, Coastal Landscape With Mother & Child

Carsten Henrichsen, Coastal Landscape With Mother & Child

A fine 19th-century landscape painting depicting a woman and child walking along a coastal track under a vast sky.

The artist, Carsten Henrichsen (1824-1897) has captured the wind-swept scenery perfectly and the whole composition seems to be leaning left. The bush on the right of the couple appears to have grown diagonally with the wind whipping across the open landscape.

Henrichsen trained at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen and often painted views along the Danish coastline. Part of Copenhagen is situated on an island known as Zealand, which was another popular spot for artists to draw and study.

Henrichsen received the Neuhausen Award in 1855 and his works are held in private collections worldwide.

The painting is monogrammed in the lower right and housed within a 19th-century gilded frame that’s probably the original.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Overall size
25” x 19” / 64cm x 49cm
Year of creation
1875
Provenance
Denmark
Condition
Light craquelure in areas and the canvas could perhaps do with a clean to restore its vibrancy. This can be arranged if you wish.
Artist’s auction highlight
£3,624 achieved for ‘Fredriksberg Castle, Denmark’ in 2018.

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