Christian Aigens, Portrait Of A Boy

Christian Aigens, Portrait Of A Boy

A charming portrait of a boy looking curiously out of a window by Danish artist, Anders Peter Christian Aigens (1870-1940). Aigens often painted this lad and he’s likely related - perhaps it’s his son.

Aigens was born in Copenhagen and trained at the Kunstnernes Frie Studieskoler, which offered an alternative approach to the classical leanings of the Academy. During his time there, he studied under Peder Severin Krøyer and Laurits Tuxe. He later trained at the Academy itself so had the benefit of a broad range of influences.

He’s predominantly known for his portraits - one of which is held at the Museum of Aalborg.

Medium: Oil on canvas laid on wood
Overall size: 18” x 21” / 45cm x 54cm
Year of creation: c. 1925
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Artwork in good condition with some minor scuffs around the edges. Frame with some abrasions, scratches and age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £2,157 achieved for ‘Interiör med unge piger omkring en petroleumslampe ’ at auction in 1998.

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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