Oil/canvas, 43 x 41 cm, lo. ri. indistinctly sign., on the stretcher inscribed and dat. 1907. - The painting from the beginning of Höst's career depicts Albert Gottschalk, Bertel Hansen Svaneke, Marinus Nielsen und Oluf Höst. - Provenance: Bruun Rasmussen, Veijle, 14.8.1992, lot 794; private collection Northrhine-Westphalia. - Danish landscape and figure painter. H. studied 1906-15 at the Copenhagen academy and was pupil of G. Vermehren, J. Rohde and H. Giersing. He travelled Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. In 1929 he returned to his home island Bornholm and developed into one of the leading avantgardist Danish painters of the 20th cent. Among others he was awarded the Eckersberg and the Thorvaldsen medal. Mus.: Gudhjem (Oluf Höst Mus.), Copenhagen, Stockholm (Nat. Mus.), Aaarhus a. others. Lit.: Vollmer, Weilbach.