Harald Pryn, Winter Landscape With Cottage

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An atmospheric early 20th-century oil on canvas by Danish artist, Harald Julius Niels Pryn (1891-1968).

Towards the centre of the composition, a muddy track twists its way towards a village past trees that are battered by the wind. A thatched cottage is sheltered behind them and could be a welcome retreat on this blustery day.

Harald Pryn was a master at chilly rural views with winding countryside tracks. He worked primarily around his home in Bagsvaerd, near Copenhagen, and he’s well known for his snow-covered wintery scenes.

The painting is signed in the lower left and housed within a gilded foliate frame that’s probably its original.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Overall size
25” x 21” / 63cm x 54cm
Year of creation
c. 1920
Provenance
Denmark
Condition
Canvas is a little undulant and could be cleaned to restore its vibrancy. Frame with several losses. The canvas could be hung without its frame very nicely if you prefer. 
Artist’s auction highlight
£15,000 achieved for ‘Village covered in Snow, Lillerös’ in 2006 at Sotheby’s.