Sophus Vermehren, Interior Scene With Two Women

Sophus Vermehren, Interior Scene With Two Women

A sensitive depiction of two women talking within a country house interior. This poignant little scene captures the imagination and it’s been superbly rendered by artist, Sophus Vermehren (1866-1950). The gentle nature of this piece reminds us of the close connection within families.

Sophus Vermehren (1866-1950) was born into a creative family and destined to become an artist. His father, Frederik (1823-1910) was an accomplished painter - well admired for his idealised rural scenes. As a child, Sophus was taught to draw by his father which surely provided the catalyst for his training at the Academy of Fine Arts. 

Throughout his career, Sophus continued to work in a style akin to his father’s teaching. Many of his paintings depict humble interiors and families that live off the land. However, in contrast to his father, Sophus also chose to paint bourgeois families within opulent settings. Perhaps by doing so, this provided access to wealthy patrons and better commissions. 

The painting is signed in the lower right and held within a period gilt frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas laid on board
Overall size: 24” x 18½” / 61cm x 47cm
Year of creation: c. 1930
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Overall very presentable. Frame with some light age-related wear.
Artist’s Auction Highlight: Artist’s Auction Highlight: £16,532 achieved for ‘The antique collection at the National Gallery of Denmark’ at an auction in 2019 in Denmark.

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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