Zealand Landscape. Open Country in North Zealand  1842

by Johan Thomas Lundbye

Like other artists of his generation, Lundbye departed from the capital to depict Denmark’s landscapes. Yet even back then, there was very little untouched countryside left in Denmark. Almost all the open land had been tilled for fields. [br] In lieu of “real” nature the artist opted to paint a relatively wild commons used as a pasture as this would create the impression ...
127.5 x 94.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark