Carl Ludvig MESSMAN (Copenhagen 1826 - Gothenburg 1893)
A Tree in the Charlottenlund Forest, North of Copenhagen
Pen and brown ink and brown and grey wash, with framing lines in brown ink.
Signed, dated and inscribed L Messmann / 26 / September 1846. / i Charlottenlund. at the lower right.
Inscribed L. Messmann. del 1846. on the old mount.
320 x 260 mm. (12 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.)
A former Royal deer park, the forest of Charlottenlund lies north of Copenhagen on the shores of the Øresund, the sound between Sweden and Denmark. At the heart of the forest is the 18th century Charlottenlund Palace and its gardens; a Royal summer residence until the 1930s.
This drawing bears the drystamp of the 19th century Danish collector Benjamin Wolff (1790-1866).
Benjamin Wolff, Engelholm, Denmark (Lugt 420)
Thence by descent until 2018.