This drawing of a middle-aged couple on a pier is in pencil, pen and watercolour on paper. The drawing has been executed in a realist style reflecting the classic academy tradition. They are 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.
Medium: The drawing is pencil, pen, watercolour and ink on paper.
Signed and Dated: Lower Left - "PSt 1910"
Condition: The drawing is in Very Good Condition.
The drawing has A4 format, and is unframed.
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.
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