This drawing is signed and executed by Poul Steffensen (1866-1923), a well-listed Danish artist. His work is characterized by the careful light and shade producing a convincing illusion of three-dimensional volume of the figures and also the skillful and highly detailed depiction of various fabrics and materials. The subject matter, a barefoot young girl picking flowers, is charming.
Medium: The drawing is pen and ink on paper.
Size: 7 inches tall x 5 and 5/8 inches wide. The drawing has A4 format.
Circa: Signed and dated 1906 lower left of the drawing).
Condition: The drawing is in Very Good Condition but with slight yellowing of the paper.
Poul Steffensen was a pupil of C.N Overgaard. He 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.