Loeb Danish Ardt Collection - page 91

CARL BLOCH
    ‒    
 .
A Fisherboy,
ca.

(En
fi
skerdreng)
Study for Magnussen no.

and

Oil on canvas,
½
x
⅔
in. (

x

cm)
Signed lower right: Carl Bloch fec.
¹
       :
Kunsthandler Chr. Larsen (

); Arne Bruun Rasmussen, Auction

,

, lot

(described as:
Fiskerdreng med
en kurv
fi
sk på ryggen).
         :
Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen,
Arbejder af maleren Carl Bloch
,

, no.

.
         :
Rikard Magnussen,
Carl Bloch,
Copenhagen

, no.

.
A
Fisher Boy
is one of a number of preparatory works for a larger, carefully composed portrayal of
Fish-
ermen from the West Coast of Jutland
with a motif from Vestervig, (Magnussen no.

, Fig. A),
fi
rst exhib-
ited at Charlottenborg in

and later repeated in a slightly smaller format (Magnussen no.

).
The boy carrying the
fi
sh on his back is also found in another preparatory work for this painting. This
has the same title but is also known as
Hjemkomsten fra Havet (Return from the Sea)
or
Fiskeren og hans dreng
vender hjem (The Fisherman and His Boy Return Home)
, (Magnussen no.

, Fig. B).
The Loeb Collection sketch is the only one to take as its main motif the intrepid little boy labouriously
lugging the basket of shining
fi
sh.
S.L.
¹
Abbreviation for “fecit” from the Latin meaning “made by” or “executed by.”
[

FIG. A
Carl Bloch
Fishermen from the West Coast of Jutland,

Oil on canvas,
¼
in. x
⅛
in. (

x

cm), present owner
unknown (Magnussen no.

).
FIG. B
Carl Bloch
The Fisherman and His Boy Return Home,

Oil on canvas,
⅛
x
¼
in. (

x

cm), present owner
unknown (Magnussen no.

).
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