L. A. Schou (b. Slagelse 1838, d. Florence 1867)

“Hoved af en kulsvier”. Head of a charcoal burner. Signed and dated L. S. 186[..]. Oil on canvas. 46×37 cm.

H. I. Schou and Henrik Bramsen, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of L. A. Schou no. 119, registered under "Roman street scenes.

Literature: “Danmarks Malerkunst”, Copenhagen 1902 p. 221.

Kunst i Privat Eje, 1945, vol. lI , reproduced and mentioned p. 323. Here, the painting is emphasized as a “characterful image”, and it is assumed as one of the last paintings Schou painted before he went to Rome. It is described here as charcoal burner from Nordsjælland (North Zealand).

“”200 danske malere og deres værker", (200 Danish painters and their works), vol. I, Copenhagen 1946 p. 254.

Provenance: Master of Science Henry Tuxen.


Canvas has been strengthen with new canvas along the edges. The canvas needs tightening. A few very small peelings. Crackles. One repair and a few small old retouches beneath the varnish layer and a few small more recent retouches on top of the varnish layer.

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