Summer Day After Rain (1896)

Mønsted, Peder (1859 - 1941)

Summer Day After Rain

Canvas Giclee

10"x8" $125.00
14"x11" $200.00
20"x16" $400.00
24"x18" $500.00
25"x20" $565.00
30"x24" $785.00
32"x24" $835.00

Paper Giclee

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19"x13" $65.00
22"x17" $99.00

Oil on Canvas: 22" x 17"
Catalog# MONP-022

Gray and white cumulus clouds billow in the sky above a landscape of a yellow and green meadow. A brook, running parallel to a dirt road scattered with reflective puddles from an early rain, leads the eye to the center of the composition where a barren tree heads the row of trees running into the depth of the painting, and the path of the storm.

Enhancing the yellow, green and brown landscape, Mønsted has added subtle white and pink wild flowers along the shores of the brook. A lone brown and white spotted cow in the center left faces the patch of yellow grass across the road.

Mønsted’s talent as a painter is evident in his execution of the water and clouds. As these elements tend to offer the greatest challenge to artists, his execution shows his abilities and skills as a master.

Artist: Peder Mork Mønsted

  • Born December 10th 1859 in Grena, DK, son of Otto Christian Mønsted and Thora Johanne P. Jorgensen.
  • Married to Elna Mathilde Marie Sommer March 14th 1889.
  • Died June 20th 1941 in Copenhagen.

Education:

  • *As a child Peder was a student at the Crown Prince Ferdinands Drawing School in Arhus, under Andreas Fritz.
  • 1875-79 - Attended The Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen under J.F. Vermehren, Julius Exner, N. Simonsen, and Peder S. Kroyer.
  • 1882-83 - Student of W.A. Bouguereau* in Paris

Travels:

  • 1882 - Italy (Capri) and Switzerland
  • 1882-83 - Paris
  • 1889 - Algeria and Switzerland
  • 1892 - Mediterranean on the St. Thomas Korvette; Greece, Egypt, and Most of Southern Europe (on and off rest of his life).

Exhibits:

  • 1874 - December Exhibit in Copenhagen
  • 1879-88, 90-94, 96-97, 1900-02, 12, 14-41 - Charlottenborg Palace Spring Exhibitions
  • 1883, 88 - Nordic Art Exhibit
  • 1889 - World Exhibition in Paris
  • 1892 - Kleis Art Exhibit in Copenhagen
  • 1892 - International Art Exhibition in Glaspalast, Munich
  • 1892 - Paris Salon Exhibit
  • 1895 - Nordic Art Exhibition in Lubeck
  • 1901 - Town Hall Exhibit in Copenhagen
  • 1905 - Winkel & Magnussen Exhibit
  • 1909, 19 - Charlottenborg Palace Exhibition
  • 1913, 23-25, 27, 29-30, 33-34, 37-38, 42, 59-60 - Association of National Art Exhibit
  • 1921, 1923-24, 1926-27, 1930-36 - Private Studio Exhibits
  • 1922, 31 - K.E. Exhibit
  • 1925 - Arhus Museums Exhibit
  • 1928 - Arhus Exhibit for National Artists

Biography:

Peder Mork Mønsted was born on December 10th 1859 near to Grenaa in Denmark. He began his artistic training in Aarhus before traveling to Copenhagen to study at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen from 1875 to 1879. He was much influenced by his teacher Andries Fritz, court painter to Prince Ferdinand of Aarhus, and he also studied figure painting under Julius Exner and Niels Simonsen.

Mønsted’s style developed further in the studio of Peder Severin Krøyer and through a brief period with William Adolphe Bouguereau.

Although established in Copenhagen, he traveled throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. His work was frequently exhibited at The Charlottenborg Palace and at the Paris and Munich Salons.

He is widely recognized for his luminous landscapes often featuring water, which demonstrate an almost photographic quality and supreme technical skill.