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Peder Mork Monsted

Winter

Property From a Distinguished Canadian Private Collection

Peder Mork Monsted

Peder Mork Monsted

Winter

Winter

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Property From a Distinguished Canadian Private Collection

Peder Monsted

Danish

1859 - 1941

Winter


signed and dated P. Monsted. 1914. (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 32 by 47¾ in.; 83.5 by 122 cm

framed: 41¼ by 56¼ in.; 105.5 by 146 cm

The canvas is lined. The paint surface is stable and in good condition. Under UV light, area of retouching in lower right quadrant to water and tear repair of approximately one inch on the bank; areas of retouching along left edge; pigments original to the artist's palette fluoresce.


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Sale: Christie's London, 24 June 1988, lot 14

Richard Green Fine Paintings, London

This snowy scene epitomizes Mønsted’s photographically crisp winter landscapes. True to his paintings of verdant forests with streams running through them, here too his masterful observation of water and surrounding snow is central to the composition.

Mønsted was born at Balle Mølle near Grenå, in Jutland, the son of a prosperous ship-builder. After receiving painting lessons at the art school in Aarhus, from 1875 to 1879 he studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts with Niels Simonsen and Julius Exner, and under Peder Severin Krøyer. While visiting Paris in 1883, he worked in the studio of William Bouguereau, under whose tutelage he further honed his rigorous academic style which he applied to landscape.