"Visiting the Newlyweds" 1933, Oil on Canvas, 19 x 17” (sight)
Knud Sinding, 1875 – 1946
9 works in Museums and Notable Collections
Sinding belonged to the Zahrtmann’s school of painting, which is grounded in bright and vivid colors (considering the time period). Coming of age in the period immediately following the Impressionists, he too painted ordinary people doing ordinary things, which were invariably in the countryside. Along with Zahrtmann, he developed a special fondness for Italy, as well as the western side of Jutland. Both of which were grounded in brown earth tones, highlighted by bright flowers or garments that matched the blue sky.
In this scene, an older couple has set off to go visiting. She is carrying a loom and he’s carrying a saw, along with a lunch pail. Such items suggest that they’re off to visit newlyweds, young people who could use a hand in getting established in their new home; probably her daughter. Heather is all about them, giving a nice purple complement to their otherwise drab clothing. (Chisma in New Mexico looks similar, except that it’s yellow.)
Condition: Cut-down from larger piece, excellent condition. Frame: New Arts & Crafts style
" Visiting Newlyweds," 1933, Oil on Canvas, 19 x 17” (sight)