Christian MØLSTED (Dragør 1862 - Dragør 1930)
Coastal Scene at Rubjerg Knude, on Vendsyssel, Denmark Sold
Watercolour and gouache, over a pencil underdrawing. Signed and dated Chr: Mølsted. 1888. at the lower left. Signed and inscribed Rubjergknude a Vendsyssel. / sildig Eftermittag. / Chr Molsted. / St: Anna Plads No.3. den 15/3 88. on the verso. Further inscribed Chr Molsted. / St: Anna Plads No.3. and Rubjergknude a Vendsyssel on the old backing board.415 x 624 mm. (16 3/8 x 24 1/2 in.)ENQUIRE
Christian Mølsted mainly painted views on the coast near Copenhagen or on the Jutland peninsula. Dated the 15th of March 1888, the present sheet was drawn, as the artist has noted on the verso, late one afternoon (‘sildig Eftermittag’), and depicts a view of the coast at Rubjerg Knude, on the island of Vendyssel at the northern end of Jutland. In 1900 a lighthouse was built on this spot, but by 1968 a combination of shifting sands and coastal erosion led to the light no longer being visible from the sea, and it ceased operation.