Carl Emil BAAGØE (Copenhagen 1829 - Snekkersten 1902)
Shipping on the Øresund Sold
Pencil, pen and grey ink and grey wash, with touches of white heightening, on vellum. Laid down on a small card. Signed and dated Carl Baagoe 93 in pencil at the lower left. Signed, dedicated and inscribed Fru D. Hassel / onskes en gladelig Jŭl og et godt Nytaar! / af Familien Baagoe / paa “Mindebo” Snekkersten / ved / Carl Baagoe and Hjertelig Lykonskning / Anledning af Augusts / Bryllŭp! on the verso.65 x 99 mm. (2 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)ENQUIRE
Carl Baagøe painted and drew several views of shipping in the Øresund, the sound between Sweden and Denmark. Drawn on vellum, the present sheet was sent as a Christmas card to a Mrs. D. Hassel. The artist’s dedication on the reverse of the card may be translated as ‘Mrs. D. Hassel / is wished a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! / [from] The family Baagøe / on "Mindebo" [at] Snekkersten / by / Carl Baagøe’ and ‘Hearty Greetings / on the occasion of Augusts / wedding!’.
Given by the artist as a Christmas card to Mrs. D. Hassel (according to the inscription on the reverse of the backing card).