Loeb Danish Ardt Collection - page 263

J. L . JENSEN
 ‒   
.
Pink Roses and Lilies
(Lyserøde roser og liljer)
Oil on panel,

x
²⁄₅
in. (

.
x

.
cm)
Signed lower right: I.L. Jensen
       :
Arne Bruun Rasmussen, Auction

,

, lot

(described as:
Lyserøde roser og liljer
).
R
oses and lilies are very often included in Jensen’s works. Here, they appear on their own, though with
a single myrtle protruding at the bottom in this horizontally-placed bouquet, the central feature of
which is the lilies in full
fl
ower. Could it be a bridal bouquet? The lily represents innocence, chastity and a
woman’s dignity. The rose is for love, and when in bud it represents a presentiment of love. The myrtle is
the pledge of tender, domestic a
ff
ection. We come very close to the
fl
owers in all their sweetness, and the
bouquet is so radiant that it almost bursts out of the picture.
An almost identical picture was sold in Kunsthallen, Auction

.
.

, lot

, measuring
 ⁴⁄₅
x
½
in.
(or

x

cm). Which of the two is the replica cannot be determined.
M.T.
The following
fl
owers are seen in the painting:
Lilium candidum L., “Madonna Lily”; Myrtus communis L., “Myrtle”; Rosa?
T.T.
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