Vilhelm Kyhn (1819–1903): The Parsonage in Greve, 1877, oil

Vilhelm Kyhn (1819–1903): The Parsonage in Greve, 1877, oil

1/4/2021, 3:18:15 PM
Vilhelm Kyhn (1819–1903): The Parsonage in Greve, 1877, oil on canvas, 94 x 75 cm, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, New York . Danish landscape painter, Vilhelm Kyhn has chosen to show in this painting of his the lovely thatched parsonage on a beautiful day in mid summer as seen from the garden in the lee of the whitewashed medieval Greve church. One of the characteristic corbie - stepped gables of the church tower stands out grandly against a magnificent clouded sky. At the top of the gable a stork is standing on one leg, while its mate is floating in from the blue sky. Farther down, a pair of pigeons are preening themselves. We understand that the garden is spacious. A huge tree outside the area covered by the picture casts a shadow across the lawn, where some hens are walking about; the shadow just about reaches the bench in front of the white wall of the house. We glimpse flowering plants inside the window, and flowers grow outside everywhere. A profusion of pink roses are climbing up an ingenious pergola, and there are even pots on the ground containing flowering plants. (Loeb Collection)

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