Loeb Danish Ardt Collection - page 101

OSCAR CARLSON
  ‒  
 .
From Dyrehavsbakken,

(Fra Dyrehavsbakken)
Oil on canvas,

x
¼
in. (

x

cm)
Signed and dated lower left: C.O. Carlson

       :
Arne Bruun Rasmussen, Auction

,

, lot

, ill. p.

; Arne Bruun Rasmussen, Auction

,

, lot

, ill.
p.

(described as:
Telte og boder på Dyrehavsbakken
).
         :
Bruce Museum of Art and Science, Greenwich, Connecticut and The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar
College, New York,
Danish Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr.
,

, no.

, ill.
V
ery few works are known by the talented Oscar Conrad Carlson, who is almost forgotten today
because he was granted so few years in which to work. He left no great artistic production behind him.
The Charlottenborg exhibitions note only six works, one of which,
En erklæring (A Declaration)
was exhib-
ited after his death.
This picture of a corner of Dyrehavsbakken to the north of Copenhagen seems to portray the morn-
ing after a fair. The almost chaotic composition with a piling up of amusing and narrative details is kept in
check by many parallel perpendicular lines. The viewer’s gaze is led along the tree trunks up into the fresh
green foliage and then brought down again to the cooper sitting there half asleep, and then to the poultry.
The peaceful, somewhat lethargic atmosphere following a day of hectic activity is fondly and humorously
reproduced.
With its array of colour and
fi
ne light e
ff
ects, this picture forms an elegant contribution to the large
number of portrayals of Dyrehavsbakken in Danish art.
S.L.
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