Oil/canvas, 62 x 39 cm, sign. a. dat. lo. le. P. Mönsted 1926 as well as inscribed Usseröd. - Mönsteds atmospheric landscape paintings, often executed with minute attention to detail, made him very popular already during his lifetime. While the artist painted, besides the highly sought-after winter landscapes, spring landscapes with greening trees, early spring landscapes like the painting at hand are extremely rare. - Danish landscape a. portrait painter, 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, travelled to Italy, Switzerland, Algeria a. Greece where he portrayed the royal family, in 1883 he studied under W.A. Bouguerau in Paris, exhibited at all major European exhibitions. - Mus.: Aalborg, Tivoli, Bautzen. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Weilbach.