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Harald Viggo Moltke (1871-1960)
Original high quality oil painting on canvas. An adorable portrait of a little boy. Exceptional detail. The artist captures the innocence and youth of the boy to perfection. Good lighting and color use.
ARTIST: Signed "H. Moltke". Harald Viggo Moltke (1871-1960) is a VERY well-listed artist with over 100 auction listings on Artprice selling in an excess of $20,000. This may be one of his finest works.
He grew up in Yorkville , South Carolina but after his father's death, he returned with his mother to Denmark . He went to Kunstakademiet (the Academy of Fine Arts ) in Copenhagen in the years 1889-1893. Harald Moltke was a member of Arctic Council and an honorary member of Frederiksberg Literary and Art Association. As an artist he followed scientific expeditions in North Atlantic expeditions. Around the turn of the century he joined the famous Knud Rasmussen on a trip to Greenland at a literary- art project where a big illustrated work about Greenland was to be made. Unfortunately he caught a serious disease that lamed him. It became an obstacle for his work the rest of his life. In 1903 during the convalescence he finished his main work "Portraits of the Inuits at Kap Horn". He also made portraits of his fellow travellers Knud Rasmussen and Mylius-Erichsen.
Harald Moltke was an important Charlottenborg painter and exhibited in England and Germany as well. His works are represented e.g. at National Museet in Copenhagen , in Vejle and Frederiksborg Museum and in S?fartsmuseet at Kronborg.
CONDITION: Very good. Some professionally made repairs. No missing paint, holes or tears. Please see the photos. The frame is in a good condition. Minor signs of age. Can be hung as it is.
SIZE: 21 1/2" by 31" (55 cm by 79 cm) without the frame. 30" by 39 1/2" (76 cm by 100 cm) with the frame.
One of the best quality art pieces from a very important artist we have acquired in a long time.