Rasmus Andersen Holm, View Across Gavnø, Zealand

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An easy-going landscape painting depicting a view across the peaceful island of Gavnø in South Zealand, Denmark.

The artist, Rasmus Andersen Holm (1781-1874) has picked a beautiful spot with the large trees on the left casting their long shadows towards the foot of the image. While, further on, a scattering a timber-framed buildings help to guide our eye outwards the evening’s sunlit sky.

The work is signed/dated in the lower right.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Overall size
20½” x 16½” / 52cm x 42cm
Year of creation
1838
Provenance
Denmark
Condition
Light craquelure but otherwise fine. Frame with a little age-related wear.