AAGAARD, Carl Frederik
(b. 1833, Odense, d. 1895, København)

The Rose Garden

1877
Oil on canvas, 98 x 80 cm
Private collection

This painting is unusual in 19th century art in combining landscape with still-life. In the acutely observed flowers the artist has demonstrated his skills as an observer of nature, but in the more distant landscape. The two figures, possibly lovers, are framed by the forward garland but are almost incidental to the composition.