Johannes Boesen

Landscape With Lake

Johannes Boesen

Landscape With Lake

This beautiful late 19th-century oil painting by Danish artist Johannes Boesen (1847-1916) depicts a rural view with lake and distant hills. Boesen was taught by a master of Danish Golden Age landscapes, P. C. Skovgaard (1817-1875), and his influence is clear to see.

The composition here is adroitly captured with the hills intersecting to create a pathway for the eye. Note how the foliage guides you downhill and out towards the lake. With an area of verdant pasture breaking the earthy tones of the heath. Do you see the sheep grazing? And note the light on the water.

The view is distinctly similar to another piece by Boesen depicting Jutland in Denmark.

Boesen was highly regarded during his lifetime and won numerous awards. He trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

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Signed, dated and framed.

Learn more about Johannes Boesen in our directory.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 50” x 37½” / 127cm x 96cm
Year of creation: 1895
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £8,720 achieved for an oil painting in 2004.

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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