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Peder Mørk Mønsted, "A view of Aalsgaarde, heading to the Swedish coastline"

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Mønsted was born at Grenå, Denmark. He was the son of Otto Christian Mønsted and Thora Johanne Petrea Jorgensen. His father was a prosperous ship-builder. At an early age, he began to receive painting lessons at the art school in Aarhus. From 1875 to 1879, studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts with Niels Simonsen and Julius Exner. In 1878, Mønsted studied under the artist Peder Severin Krøyer. In 1882, he spent some time in Rome and Capri then, the following year, visited Paris, where he worked in the studios of William Adolphe Bouguereau.

In 1889, he went to Algeria. Three years later, he travelled to Greece, where he was a guest of King George I who had been born a Danish prince. While there, he also did portraits of the Greek royal family. After that, he visited Egypt and Spain.

During his later years, he spent a great deal of time in Switzerland and travelling throughout the Mediterranean His travels produced numerous sketches that became paintings he presented at several international exhibitions. Most of his landscapes were devoted to Scandinavia. He was especially popular in Germany, where he held several shows at the Glaspalast in Munich.

Most of his works are in private collections.
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Bonzhonzlefonz

@Naughty1 I'm sorry to hear that. My travel plans have all been cancelled for a year and I don't yet see when it will get better. I hope I can get a vaccination soon, I'm on a waiting list - but when that will be realised I don't know. It makes a somewhat chaotic impression here in Germany - at least in my area.
I hope you get through this difficult time well. Take good care of yourself! Greetings from Hamburg, Jens

Naughty1

@Bonzhonzlefonz. Alas, I have travelled widely, but have always sought destinations that were remote. My health now limits my ability to travel.

Bonzhonzlefonz

@Naughty1 Thank you for this beautiful painting. If you ever come to Oslo, you must visit the National Gallery. There are many paintings by the Scandinavian artists that you show here. I also saw some of Peder Mørk Mønsted there.

Isaly2

Yes you are very fortunate. The ocean is four hours from where I live.....

Naughty1

@Isaly2. Paddling in the water is indeed a delightful activity...lucky me!

Isaly2

Thanks for another beautiful painting. I can almost hear the waves coming ashore and can smell the saltwater. I would so love to put my feet in the water.....

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