This drawing is pencil, pen and watercolour on paper. It depicts an elderly lady in bed being visited by two young girls. It has been executed in the highly detailed realistic style reflecting the classic academy tradition.
The drawing has A4 format, and is unframed.
The drawing is in Very Good Condition but with slight yellowing of the paper.
The drawing is signed and executed by Poul Steffensen (1866-1923), a well-listed Danish artist. He was a pupil of C.N Overgaard, studied at the Royal Art Academy in 1887 where he was a pupil of F. Vermehren, Julius Exner and Carl Bloch. Steffensen worked primarily with landscapes and animal scenes. He is best known for his series of realistic and detailed landscapes with cattle or horses. Steffensen was also an excellent illustrator and did the illustrations for the history novels by the authors Carl Etlars and B.S Ingemann. He participated in the following exhibitions: Charlottenborg: 1892-1922, The artists fall exhibition: 1904, Art union: 1923, Gallery Bergenholz: 1920. This drawing is dated 1911.
I believe it is for a historic novel, but cannot understand what is written.
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