Early 20th-Century Danish Genre Scene With Coastal Track

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A fine early 20th-century oil on canvas depicting a picturesque coastal view and two villagers nattering over a rustic wooden fence.

The artist, C Uhlig, has pulled us into the scene by positioning a well-worn track beneath our feet. This technique lets our minds wander as we imagine walking towards the brightly lit cottage immediately before us. Perhaps we would overhear the couple chatting as they set the world to rights?

“Have you heard what they’re doing now, Alma?”

The painting is signed in the lower left and housed within an ornate gilded frame with repeating foliate.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 29” x 22½” / 74cm x 57cm
Year of creation: c. 1910
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Very presentable. Craquelure in areas but the paint layer is stable. A few areas with light soiling. Frame with age-related wear.