This drawing is pencil, pen and watercolour on paper. It is of a unit of soldiers. This is a very interesting and different rendering in that Steffensen has colored the face of the lead soldier a bluish tint. It has been executed in the highly detailed realistic style reflecting the classic academy tradition. Further, there is a small area cut out of the top left part of the drawing, 1 inch x 1 and 1/8 inch.
It is unsigned.
The drawing has A4 format, and is unframed.
The drawing is in Very Good Condition but with slight yellowing of the paper.
The drawing was 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.
The artistic talent is fabulous. Because of the small area cut out, we have listed this at a very low price.
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