A charming 19th-century landscape painting depicting a nun holding a bible as she walks through a wooded area. The artist, Harald Schumacher (1836-1912), has captured a quiet moment of contemplation within a picturesque rural setting.
Schumacher was born in Copenhagen and trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He was predominantly a landscape painter.
The painting is monogrammed in the lower right and housed within a later vintage frame.
Medium: Oil on canvas Overall size: 21” x 23” / 53cm x 58cm Year of creation: c. 1870 Provenance: Denmark Condition: A little tatty with some paint loss in the lower areas and craquelure throughout. Frame with some age-related wear. Artist’s auction highlight: £3,447 achieved for ‘En lille dreng med en fiskestang på en bro i et vidtstrakt landskab’ at auction in 2002.