Harald Pryn, Winter Landscape With Track & Buildings

Harald Pryn, Winter Landscape With Track & Buildings

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

Towards the centre of the composition, a snow-covered track winds its way towards two farm buildings past trees and a dry stone wall. The snow is several feet deep in areas and the buildings would be a warm and welcome retreat.

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 in a gilded foliate frame that’s probably its original.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 20½” x 17” / 52cm x 43cm
Year of creation: c. 1920
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Very presentable. Recently cleaned and revarnished. Frame with a little age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £15,000 achieved for ‘Village covered in Snow, Lillerös’ in 2006 at Sotheby’s.

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