Carl Ludvig MESSMANN (Copenhagen 1826 - Gothenburg 1893)
A Tree by a Farm in Charlottenlund, Denmark
Pen and black ink.
Signed, dated and inscribed Ludwig Messmann 1846. Charlottenlu[nd]. at the lower right.
Inscribed L. Messmann. del 1846. on the old mount.
317 x 206 mm. (12 1/2 x 8 1/8 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), with his drystamp at the lower left and lower right, and also on the old mount
Thence by descent until 2018.