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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Carl Holsøe
DANISH
INTERIOR, LIGHT OF SPRING
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Carl Holsøe
DANISH
INTERIOR, LIGHT OF SPRING
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Carl Holsøe
1863 - 1935
DANISH
INTERIOR, LIGHT OF SPRING
signed C. Holsöe (lower right)
oil on canvas
26 1/8 by 20 5/8 in.
66.4 by 52.4 cm
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Provenance

MacConnal-Mason, London 
Acquired from the above in 2004

Catalogue Note

Enormously popular in his native Scandinavia and throughout the rest of Europe during his lifetime, Carl Holsøe had studied with Vilhelm Hammershoi at the Royal Academy of Copenhagen and, together with Peder Ilsted, they formed the Danish School of Interior Painting. Their influence on one another is palpable in works such as Interior, Light of Spring. It epitomizes the effects for which they are most celebrated: an atmosphere that is dense, introspective, and immensely alluring to a modern aesthetic.

As in many of his best works, here Holsøe has lingered over an intelligent play of reflected light and color and included a figure looking away, yielding her identity to the viewer's imagination.

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