SNOWDROPS ON KNUDSMINDE FARM, C. 1935
Oil on Board
16 x 12 Inches
Signed Lower Right "Olga"
An early 20th-century, oil landscape showing a view of snowdrops and other spring flowers growing among silver birch and pine trees on the grounds of Knudsminde Farm near Ballerup, the artist's Danish home from 1930-1948.
The daughter of Emperor Alexander III and the sister of the last Tsar, Nicholas II, Olga Alexandrovna was an accomplished artist who exhibited with success worldwide. The recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Olga contributed much of the proceeds of her sales to charity and preferred to give her work as gifts, both to close friends and to members of her large, extended family. Today, her cousin, Queen Elizabeth II, begins her day at Sandringham with nine of Olga's paintings hanging on the breakfast-room wall. This painting offers an eloquent insight into the Olga's love of the natural world and represents a rare opportunity to acquire a significant finished work by this important historical figure.
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