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1833 Deezbüll 1917

With his picturesque depictions of North Frisian peasant life and culture, Carl Ludwig Jessen made a name for himself as 'the Frisian painter' of the 19th century. Born in Dezebüll, and initially trained as a carpenter, he soon gave this up for the love of art and devoted himself to painting as a self-taught artist. From 1856 to 1865, he then studied at the Copenhagen Academy, where he furthered and enhanced his artistic skills. In the years that followed, he went on a study trip to Paris and Italy, made possible by a scholarship. However, even after his return, Jessen would always remain true to the Frisian motif.
Using the compositional technique known as 'Jessenian perspective', he executed different versions of the subject of the Frisian farmhouse parlour as an ideal of the vernacular living space. With a combination of lighting and richly detailed interiors, he directs the viewer's gaze throughout the compositions.
Today, Jessen's works can be found in the collections of the Altonaer Museum in Hamburg, the Museumsberg in Flensburg and the Nordfriesisches Museum in Husum, among others.

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Lot 3082 - A194 Old Master & 19 c. Paintings - Friday 25 September 2020, 02.00 PM


(1833 Deezbüll 1917)
Interior of a Friesian house with two cats. 1907.
Oil on canvas.
Signed, dated and inscribed lower right: CARL LUDWIG JESSEN. Deezbüll, 1907.
73.7 × 114.7 cm.

CHF 10 000 / 15 000 | (€ 10 310 / 15 460)

Sold for CHF 29 580 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.

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