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Johan Thomas Lundbye (b. Kalundborg 1818, d. Bedsted 1848)

“En kat liggende foran en kurv”. “A cat lying in front of a basket”. Signed and dated Lundbye April 1835. Oil on canvas. 32.5×43 cm.

Karl Madsen, “Johan Thomas Lundbye 1818–1848”, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Johan Thomas Lundbye 1895 no. 5, drawing of the painting reproduced p. 246. Karl Madsen, “Johan Thomas Lundbye 1818–1848”, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Johan Thomas Lundbye 1948 no. 5. (Published by Viggo Madsen and Risse See).

Exhibited: Kunstforeningen, “Arbejder af Johan Thomas Lundbye”, 1893 no. 2. The National Art Library owns a photo from the exhibition 1893, where the “Cat” can be seen en the lower left. “Malerier af Johan Thomas Lundbye 1818–1848”, 1931 no. 2.

The Royal Collection of Graphic Art (Kobberstiksamlingen) in Copenhagen owns a watercolour of the present painting “A cat lying in front of a basket” (Inv.no. KKS 19995/7). Reproduced above.

Provenance: Pastor Honoratus Bonnevie. Pastor V. J. Hoff. Private ownership. Agnete Bonnevie Hoff (1945).

Condition

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

Auction

Paintings & drawings, 1 December 2020

Category
Estimate

75,000–100,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

280,000 kr.