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Artist:     Vilhelm Georg Groth (Danish, 1842 - 1899)
Title:     Mother with daughter resting in the forest
Item ID   6190
Price:     2400.00 €


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Forest painting with mother and daughter resting by the walking was executed in 1879 by dänisch landscape painter Georg  Vilhelm Arnold Groth ( 1842 in Kopenhagen -  1899 Kopenhagen).

Groth was a son of the pharmacist Johan Daniel Herholdt Groth and his wife Cathrine Louise, née Ahlers. He received his first artistic training at Frederik Ferdinand Helsted's drawing school. From 1861 to 1866 he attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, with an interruption due to his military service in the German-Danish War of 1864.

From 1866 he regularly sent paintings to the Copenhagen Academy exhibitions, but also exhibited in Vienna (1873 World Exhibition), in Paris (1874 Salon), Berlin (1880 Academy exhibition) and Munich (1899 Glass Palace exhibition). In the 1870s he undertook study trips to Italy, Paris (1875/76) and Stockholm. His painting Hedeparti med en mose (Heideparti med en mose) was bought in 1874 by the Kongelige Malerisamling, the forerunner of the Statens Museum for Kunst.

Vilhelm Groth wrote Danish Art in Relation to Foreign Art (Dansk Kunst i Forhold til Udlandets, 1876). Influenced by Georg Brandes, he demanded that contemporary Danish painting should turn to realism. In the 1870s, Groth belonged to a group of young, disaffected artists who gathered around Vilhelm Kyhn and called the Huleakademiet (cave academy). 1880-1882 Groth was a member of the short-lived art and literature association "Bogstaveligheden" ("The Literalness"). Wilhelm Groth was unmarried. His urn was buried in Bispebjerg Cemetery, but the burial place no longer exists today.

Groth had a younger brother Ernst Thorvald Groth (September 4, 1847 – July 14, 1891), who initially unsuccessfully studied architecture at the Copenhagen Academy from 1867 to 1876, later worked as a landscape painter and took part in exhibitions from 1885 to 1890 Copenhagen part.


Literature artist lexicons: by Thieme/Becker XV, 1922, 110; Weilbach II, 1994; Danish lexicons.

inscriptions: signed and dated juli  1879 lower right.

Technique: oil on canvas, original period gilt frame.

Measurements: unframed w 19 3/4” x h 25” (50 x 63,5 cm), framed w 30 1/3” x h 35 3/4” (77 x 91 cm).

Condition: very good.

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