oil sketch for a larger painting in the SMK Museum collection (Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, inventory no KMS733) oil on canvas canvas 21 x 29.5 cm, with frame 32 x 40 cm,
Provenance: Christie ́s stencil on the back of the stretcher; A private collection Stockholm.
Discover the beauty of Danish artist Frederik Christian Kiaerskou with this exquisite oil sketch. Created in 1855, this small painting titled "Djupadal, Blekinge" is a preliminary study for a larger work that now resides at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen.
Kiaerskou was a highly influential painter in Denmark during the 19th century. He was known for his realistic depictions of landscapes and scenes from everyday life, as well as his ability to capture the essence of a place through his masterful use of color and light. This particular sketch is no exception, with its fresh and spontaneous brushstrokes it is likely that it was painted en plein air.
Despite its small size, this painting exudes a sense of peace and tranquility that transports the viewer to the idyllic countryside of Blekinge. The lush greens of the trees and grass contrast beautifully with the muted tones of the rocks and water, creating a harmonious composition that is both captivating and serene.
Measuring only 21 x 29.5 cm, this painting is a rare and precious gem that would make a wonderful addition to any art collection. Its size makes it perfect for display on a small wall or tabletop, where it can be admired up close and appreciated for its intricate details and rich colors.
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