Edvard Petersen, Forest View, Fussingø, Jutland

Edvard Petersen, Forest View, Fussingø, Jutland

This 19th-century oil on canvas depicts a wooded view within the attractive forests of Jutland, Denmark. The colouring is simple yet sublime - earthy natural tones working in harmony to describe nature’s splendour.

The artist, Edvard Petersen (1841-1911), has us standing on a worn woodland track - essentially a ditch cut into the landscape. On either side, the earth is raised, possibly too steep to clamber up. While ahead, a wall of pines form a barricade to a further view. A glimpse of a golden hue hints at open scenery beyond.

During the 1860s/70s, Edvard Petersen worked in a style influenced by one of the masters of romantic Danish landscape painting, Vilhelm Kyhn (1819-1903). Kyhn’s landscapes are often exquisitely rendered and celebrate an idealised view of nature.

The painting is monogrammed, dated and housed within a gilt frame.

Learn more about Edvard Petersen in our directory.

Medium: Oil on canvas laid on wood
Overall size: 17” x 20½” / 43cm x 52cm
Year of creation: 1871
Condition: Craquelure in areas. Frame with light wear.
Artist’s Auction Highlight: £21,938 achieved for ‘Gadeparti fra Rom’ at an auction in 2007

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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