LE BERGER ET LA NYMPHE DE LA VERT
(The Shepherd and the Nymph of the Woods)
Oil on Canvas
22½ x 28 Inches
Signed Lower Right
This Scandinavian Post-Impressionist painter first studied at Copenhagen's Technical School, working initially as a book-illustrator and, subsequently, as a fashion designer. Jacobsen was strongly influenced by the French Romantic movement, in particular by Eugène Delacroix whose work he studied in Paris and from whom he derived an unfailing compositional sense, as well as his preference for a hot and saturated palette. Jacobsen was also an admirer of Rubens, Watteau, and Corot. All these artists are notable for having considered color rather than line to be the essential element in their description of volume. This is also very much the case with Jacobsen whose bold and energetic, yet softly-contoured, figural works exemplify this aspect of his painting. Jacobsen continued to travel widely, including to Berlin and Dresden (1923), France and Spain (1929), Mallorca (1933) and again to France (1937). He exhibited frequently and with success, including at the Paris Salon (1928-29). His works may be found in the permanent collections of national museums and in many prominent public and private collections. Jacobsen is particularly sought after for his figural paintings and we are pleased to offer an exceptionally attractive example, dating to circa 1925.
Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon; AskArt, The Artists’ Bluebook; Painters of Søllerød, Laura Jacobsen, 1983; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2007/8 Edition, p 1236; et al.
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