Kitchen scene. A man smoking a pipe bringing vegetables to a farmer's wife who is cutting a head of cabbage. Unsigned. Oil on panel. 31×26 cm.
Exhibited: Kunstforeningen, “Den Barnekowske Samling”, 1921 no. 25.
Provenance: Gift from the artist to the Master of Ceremonies H. W. von Warnstedt 1781, who in 1814 donated the painting to the Barnekow collection. Label with Warnstedt's written donation dated 1817 on the back.
The collection was created by State Councellor (konferensråd), life surgeon Christian Fenger (1773–1845). Upon his death, the collection passed to his daughter Else Sophie Barnekow (1809–1899) and then to her son the composer, Professor Chr. Barnekow (1837–1913), their descendants exhibited the collection in Kunstforeningen 1921 (the Art Association).
The collection consisted mainly of Danish painters among others Jens Juel, C. A. Lorentzen, C. W. Eckersberg, I. L. Jensen and Martinus Rørbye. In 2016 Bruun Rasmussen sold : “Professor Lorentzen in his studio”, once in the collection, for DKK 1.9 mill; to the National Gallery of Denmark.