Christian Berthelsen, Rural Landscape With Fields, Lake & Distant Church

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Christian Berthelsen, Rural Landscape With Fields, Lake & Distant Church

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A charming late 19th-century landscape painting depicting a view across fields to a lake and distant church.

A farmer is raking hay atop a horse-drawn cart while a woman, perhaps his wife, is looking on. While down at the lake, three figures appear to be fishing as a sailboat passes by.

The artist, Christian Berthelsen (1839-1909), is known for his restful landscapes - particularly of views in the Svendborg area. Several of his works have appeared at Christie’s including ‘Returning From The Coast At Dusk’, which sold in 2012.

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The painting is monogrammed in the lower right and housed with a period gilded frame with foliate and a decorative outer border.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 33” x 23½” / 84cm x 60cm
Year of creation: c. 1890
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Light craquelure in areas and a few minor losses. Could be cleaned to restore its vibrancy if required. Frame with various signs of age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £3,502 achieved for ‘Children's birthday by Emilie Kilde, Klampenborg’ at an auction in Denmark in 2000.

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