(b. 1847, Oslo, d. 1906, Volendam)


Oil on canvas, 61 x 82 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Thaulow received an academic artist education and later specialized in seascapes. One of the first painters in Norway to begin working en plein air, he created a gallery of images of the Scandinavian countryside that are subtle in mood, including masterly nocturnes such as the present canvas.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 5 minutes):
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16 (1st movement)