Viggo Pedersen, Oak Trees Near Skarridsø On Zealand

Viggo Pedersen, Oak Trees Near Skarridsø On Zealand

This breathtaking landscape painting by Viggo Pedersen (1854-1926) depicts a sun-drenched view in Zealand, Denmark. It’s skillfully rendered by an artist in his twilight years and deftly captures an abundance of light.

A twisting cart track passes under two rugged oaks - each leaning with nature’s toil. Swirls of impasto denote grazing cattle - a few choice marks and daubs of white. Above them, a window to bring balance and interest. Bright blue sky cutting between branches. While over on the left, a view across a lake. A distant dwelling. A longer horizon.

The landscape speaks to us, it’s energetic, informal and lyrical. Note the suggestion of a breeze, the movement of the clouds, and the uneven surface. Pedersen isn’t painting perfection, he’s capturing nature’s strength in a beautiful fashion. The scenery adapts to the shifting forces, the ever-pressing effects of time itself. It’s an appropriate metaphor for a man in his 60s. An accomplished artist with nothing to prove.

The reverse bears an exhibition label.

Signed/dated lower left and framed.

Due to its size, it’s only available for UK delivery.

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"Love the impasto on this piece. Plenty of expression."

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 58” x 41” / 147cm x 105cm
Year of creation: 1921
Condition: Artwork presents well. Minor craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £34,000 achieved for an oil painting in 2002.

Conservation & History

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