Friday, 3 May 2019

Peder Mørk Mønsted - part 5

Peder Mørk Mønsted (1859-1941) was a Danish realist painter. Best known for his detailed landscapes, his work often features scenes of dense forest and rural Danish life rendered with a high level of precision, creating a romantic and poetic view of nature.

Mønsted quickly became known for his ability to depict the grandeur and monumental aspect of the landscape, with an eye for accurate detail and colour. His comprehensive studies of different artistic techniques enabled him to mix academic naturalism with an almost photorealistic approach to familiar subjects.

Born on December 10, 1859 in Balle Mølle, Denmark, Mønsted enrolled at the Academy of Copenhagen, where studied under prominent Danish genre painters such as Johann Julius Exner and Andreas Fritz from 1875 to 1879. Mønsted enjoyed a long and prolific career, travelling to places like North Africa and the Middle East, and regularly exhibited his work in Paris and Munich salons. Today, his work can be found in institutions such as the Chi-Mei Museum in Taiwan and the Dahesh Museum in New York. Mønsted died in Fredensborg, Denmark in 1941.

Note: During my research for Mønsted, details of many of the works featured here was pretty sparse.

This is part 5 of a 6-part series on the works of Peder Mørk Mønsted:



1923 Stærkinge, Denmark
oil on canvas

1923 The Village Pond in Herstedvester
oil on canvas 59 x 90 cm

1923 Winter in Bröndbyvester, Denmark
oil on canvas 30.5 x 41.5 cm

1923 Winter in Brøndbyvester
oil on canvas 69.5 x 101 cm
Private Collection

1923-24 Winter in Herstedvester
oil on canvas 91.5 x 136 cm

1924 A Summer's Day
oil on canvas 59.4 x 88.3 cm

1924 A Village Lane
oil on copper 50.1 x 70.4 cm
Private Collection

1924 Blühende Anemonen
oil on canvas 41 x 61.5 cm
Private Collection

1924 December
oil on canvas 47 x 60.9 cm
Private Collection

1924 Hjembaek, Denmark
oil on canvas

1924 Summer Day with Children Playing behind a Thatched Farm
oil on canvas 70 x 100 cm

1924 ( Details not found )

1924 ( Details not found )

1924 Winter Landscape with an Elderly Woman on Her Way Home
oil on canvas 47 x 62 cm

1925 A Stream in the Forest
oil on canvas 91.4 x 135.6 cm

1925 Forest Scene with a Stream
oil on canvas 71 x 100 cm

1925 Spring Day at a thatched House with blooming Lilacs
 oil on canvas

1925 Torre del Greco
oil on canvas

1926 A Flock of Ducks by the River
oil on canvas 50.4 x 70.7 cm

1926 Brøndbyvester, Denmark
oil on canvas

1926 Ravello, Italy
oil on canvas

1926 Ravello, Italy 
oil on canvas

1926 The Ravello Coastline
oil on canvas

1926 Watering the Garden
oil on canvas 41 x 38 cm

1927 Winter Landscape
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1928 Canal in Venice
oil on canvas 40.5 x 61.5 cm
Private Collection

1928 Rome, Italy
oil on canvas

1928 Scenery from Dyret with a view over Onsbjerg, Samsoe
oil on canvas

1928 Summer Day in Frederiksberg Gardens
oil on canvas 69.9 x 100.6

1928 Venice
oil on canvas

1928 Village Life on a Nice Summer Day
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1929 ( Details not found )

1929 Brøndbyvester, Denmark
oil on canvas

1929 Children by a Stream
oil on canvas 71 x 100.5 cm
Private Collection

1929 Children picking Anemones and Violets in a Forest with unfolding Beeches
oil on canvas

1929 Haarmark, Denmark ( study )
oil on canvas

1929 Haarmark, Denmark?
oil on canvas

1930 In the Garden
oil on canvas

1930s ( Details not found )

1931 Lindenberg Krone, Germany
oil on canvas

1932 Knitting in the Garden
oil on canvas

1932 Sørup Hegn, Denmark
oil on canvas

1934 Cows Grazing at Tulstrup, Denmark
oil on canvas 26.4 x 35.9 cm
 Private Collection

1934 Knitting
oil on canvas

1934 Lundby, Denmark
oil on canvas

1934 Rose Bushes and a Cottage by the Water, Sørup
oil on canvas 46.9 x 61.5 cm
Private Collection

1934 ( Details not found )

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