Frederik C. Kiærschou, At Favrskov In Jutland

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A 19th-century oil painting depicting a beautiful sunset over a wooded area of Favrskov in Jutland, Denmark.

The artist, Frederik Christian Jakobsen Kiærskou (1805-1891), has used a masterful graduation of tone that moves a burnt orange hue through to a hazy light blue. These beautiful colours are then reflected in the water, which is dappled with foliage and lined by trees.

Kiærskou was trained by the well-known landscape painter, Jens Peter Møller, (1783-1854) and later became a member of the Royal Danish Art Academy. In 1963, he was commissioned to paint a depiction of Bernstorff Castle for Princess Alexandra of Denmark to celebrate her marriage to Edward VII.

The painting is signed and dated 1868 on the reverse. It also has a later illegible inscription.

Oil on paper laid on canvas
Size including frame
16⅓” x 12⅓” / 41.5cm x 31.5cm
Year of creation
Craquelure throughout but the paint layer is stable under varnish.