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Janus la Cour (b. Ringkøbing 1837, d. Odder 1909)

“Ved Åens udløb i havet. Stille formiddag i juli”. Landscape with a stream. Quiet morning in July. Signed and dated Janus la Cour 1895. Oil on canvas. 105×128 cm.

Rikard Magnussen, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Janus la Cour no. 740.

Exhibited: Charlottenborg 1895 no. 76.

Literature: Rikard Magnussen,“Landskabsmaleren Janus la Cour 1837–1909”, p. 125, reproduces a painting from the same locality. That one once in Consul General Johan Hansen's collection. On p. 126 the author mentions la Cour's fascination of the motif with the meeting of the stream and the sea (in Danish): “He has sat at this outlet so many times and watched the currents meet. But then one midsummer eve, as the elder bloomed and the mosquitoes swarmed, the stream and the sea merged in a mirror-like silence. Only when he threw a straw out there, could it be seen that the water of the stream was in motion. How quiet it could be. How deeply felt a peace”. This mood can also be found in the present painting, even though it was painted a month later."

Condition

Condition report on request. Please contact: fine-art@bruun-rasmussen.dk

Auction

Paintings & drawings, 1 December 2020

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Estimate

150,000–200,000 kr.

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Price realised

200,000 kr.