P. S. Krøyer
(b. Stavanger 1851, d. Skagen 1909)
Summer evening with moonlight over the sea. In the foreground a paddling boy. P. S. Krøyer July 26, 04. Oil on panel. 33×41 cm.
Provenance: Winkel & Magnussen auction 327, 1946 no. 33 with the title “Soppende Dreng. Skagen Strand. Maaneskin” (Paddling boy. Skagen Beach. Moonlight).
The blue hour or l'heure bleu, was Krøyer's speciality, and is one of the most important artistic elements that has contributed to the artist's and Skagen's world fame.