SPRING 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 in Ballerup, the artist's Danish home from 1930-1948.
The daughter of Emperor Alexander III and the sister of 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 with nine of Olga's paintings hanging in the breakfast-room at Sandringham.
This work, painted when Olga was in her early fifties, offers eloquent insight into the artist's love of the natural world. It represents a rare opportunity to acquire a significant finished painting by this important historical figure.
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