Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Peder Mørk Mønsted - part 1

Peder Mørk Mønsted self-portrait

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 1 of a 6-part series on the works of Peder Mørk Mønsted:



1875 Landscape with the Ceres Brewery
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1876 ( Details not found )

1879 Road to New Battle
oil on canvas 42.5 x 57.8 cm
Private Collection

1880 ( Details not found )

1880 Path in the Forest at Ørnereden in Marekisborg Forest, Aarhus, Denmark
oil on canvas 51 x 63 cm

1882 Summer's Day Opposite Hammeren, Bornholm
oil on canvas 62 x 95 cm
Private Collection

1882 Washerwomen, Tortoli, Sardinia, Italy
oil on canvas

1883 Cactus, Capri, Italy
pencil sketch

1883 The Woodland Glade
oil on canvas 148.5 x 110 cm

1883 Washing Day
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1884 In the Shadow of an Italian Pergola
oil on canvas

1885 At Noon on a Cactus Plantation in Capri
oil on canvas 163.1 x 121.9 cm
Private Collection

1885 The Cloister, Taormina, Sicily
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1885 The Amphitheatre at Taormina, Sicily
oil on canvas 67.3 x 123.7 cm
Private Collection

1885 ( Details not found )

1886 ( Details not found )

1886 In the Countryside
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1887 Lac Leman near Clarens Montreux
oil on canvas 47 x 56 cm

1887 Lake Lemen, Switzerland
oil on canvas 96.5 x 67.6 cm
Private Collection


1887 ( Details not found )

1887 Unloading Stone from a Barge at Ouchy
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1887 View of Vevey
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1888 A View of Anacapri
oil on canvas 66 x 121.9 cm

1888 Springtime at Lac Léman, Switzerland
oil on canvas

1889 Algiers
oil on canvas 21 x 40 cm

1889 The Bay of Naples
oil on canvas


1889 ( Details not found )

1889 Werfen, near Salzburg, Austria
oil on canvas 117 x 81 cm

1890 ( Details not found )

1890 Lake Vevey, Switzerland
oil on canvas

1891 Spring Forest
oil on canvas

1891 The Shell Fishermen
oil on canvas 54.6 x 33.9 cm
Private Collection

1892 A Wooded River Landscape
oil on canvas 43.8 x 33 cm


1892 ( Details not found )

1893 On the Outskirts of Cairo
oil on canvas 40 x 55 cm

1893 Reflections of Spring
oil on canvas

1893 ( Details not found )

1893 ( Details not found )

1894 ( Details not found )

1894 A Fast Flowing River
oil on canvas 64.1 x 42.5 cm

1894 A Summer River Landscape
oil on canvas 85 x 127 cm
Private Collection

1894 Desert Encampment
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1894 Fishing on the Lake
oil on canvas
Private Collection

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