MUNTHE, Gerhard
(b. 1849, Skanshagen at Elverum, d. 1929, Baerum)

From the Suburb

Oil on canvas, 73 x 113 cm
Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo

During his long stay in Germany, he painted about 70 oils, mainly dark in tone but quite varied in content. They are largely based on impressions of the coastal towns or interior of Norway rather than being inspired by German motifs. Suburb (1879; National Gallery, Oslo) and Nevlunghavn (1881; Rasmus Meyer Collection, Bergen) are good examples of Munthe's work of this time. With such paintings, he emerged as one of Norway's leading artists.

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