Oil/canvas, 41 x 61,5 cm, lo. ri. sign. a. dat. P. Mönsted 1930 as well as inscribed Rygaard. - Danish landscape a. portrait painter. M. started his training at the Aarhus drawing school a. at the drawing school of P.J. Krøyer, 1876-79 he studied at the Copenhagen academy. Afterwards he travelled to Italy, Switzerland, Algeria a. Greece, where he portrayed the royal family. In 1883 he continued his studies in the studio of W. A. Bouguerau in Paris. M.s landscapes were succesful at all major European exhibitions.