A tranquil and beautiful work, this painting by C. Frederik Sorensen shows a view of the Danish coast. Two fishing boats sit aground at low tide to unload their catch. Several people from the small fishing village in the distance gather alongside one of the ships to have a look at what the ship has brought in. A mariner bends over the mooring buoy, also aground, to chat with the smallest member of the group, a little girl peeking shyly at him from under her bonnet.
The quality of light in this painting is exceptional, and the painting’s luminosity shows whether it is lit or in a dim room. The sun’s rays illuminate the entire work, glowing through waves as they crest at the shoreline. There are excellent reflections throughout, all the way across the waves and onto the shore. Every element of the work is infused with realistic textures which bring the shoreline to life. Bits of seaweed can be seen through the translucent waves washing over the rocky shore and smooth sands. In the distance, a dramatic outcropping of rock is glowing with pastel colors while the village’s hills are covered in lush greenery.
The painting is housed in its original period frame with original gilt in good order. This painting was in the home of our Gallery Director for 26 years.
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