Hans Andreasen Hessellund, Farmhouse Interior Scene With Family

Hans Andreasen Hessellund, Farmhouse Interior Scene With Family

A fine 19th-century interior scene by academy-trained Danish artist, Hans Andreasen Hessellund (1851-1907). It depicts a family with the mother standing as she looks across to a gentleman who appears to be holding some kind of object. While a second gentleman, perhaps her husband, is glancing over the top of his spectacles. The attention to detail here is exquisite and we particularly enjoy the young lad on the right eating his lunch.

Hans Andreasen Hessellund was the son of a farmer and his works tend to capture everyday moments within rural Danish homes. Several of his scenes have appeared at the leading auction houses, such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s.

The painting is signed in the lower left and housed within a period frame. 

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 29” x 27” / 74cm x 68cm
Year of creation: c. 1890
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Overall very presentable. Canvas relined. Frame with some age-related wear.

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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