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Laurits Regner Tuxen: Skagen with the Royal Summer Residence Klitgården

Laurits Regner Tuxen Kopenhagen 1853 - Kopenhagen 1927

Skagen with the Royal Summer Residence Klitgården

Lot-No. 492 | Proceeds: 11.800,00 €

Oil/canvas, 51 x 73,5 cm, lo. ri. monogr. a. dat. LT 24, on the stretcher on gallery label titled ''Landskap fra Skagen med Klitgården', min. pigment loss. - Klitgården was built in 1914 as a summer residence of the Danish king Christian X and his wife Alexandrine near the town of Skagen. - Danish landscape a. figure painter, one of the main exponents of the Skagen artist's colony. T. studied at the Copenhagen academy under H. Drachmann a. V. Kyhn, thereafter he continued his studies in the studio of L. Bonnat in Paris until 1878. He travelled West Europe a. Russia where he painted portraits of the members of the respective royal houses a. the high nobility. Since 1901 he returned to Skagen every summer. In 1916 he became professor at the Copenhagen academy. Trained on French art he became one of the most important plein air artists in Denmark, at the same time he was one of the most sought-after portrait painters of his time. - Mus.: Copenhagen (Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, Hirschsprung Mus., Statens Mus. f. Kunst), Florence (Uffizi), London (Buckingham Palace), Charlottenborg, Aarhus, Skagen a. others. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Weilbach a. others.

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