(b. Copenhagen 1883, d. s.p. 1957)
“Gade. Sne”. Presumably Frederiksgade in Copenhagen With Frederiks Kirke også kaldet Marmorkirken) Frederics Church also known as The marble Church) on the right, and a view of Tietgens Ærgrelse (Tietgens Annoyance) in Store Kongensgade. Unsigned. Oil on canvas. 67×59 cm.
Inscribed on the strecher: Blad.
The Danish banker and industrialist C. F. Tietgen (1829–1901) completed the prestigious building of Frederiks Kirke, wich had been abandoned for over a hundred years. In order to finance the project he planned to erect a circle of exclusive houses creating a rounded space around the church. It, however, prooved impossible for him to tempt the owners of a few small buildings in the street, Store Kongensgade, into selling, and thus that small area of the square was never a part of Tietgens project. The little house on the painting still exists, and it and later buildings on the site were henceforth known as “Tietgens Ærgrelse” - Tietgens Annoyance.
Exhibited: Liljevalchs Konsthall 20, 1919 no. 711 with the title “Gade. Sne”. (Street. Snow.) Here registered as property of Overkirurg (Senior Surgeon) Dr. A. Blad.
Provenance: Bruun Rasmussen auction 230, 1969 no. 667.