The Borghese Park, Rome
Reproduction British 20th century artist's painted frame
Excellent condition
A view of the crossing point of two avenues in the grounds of the Villa Borghese, with one of the many statues the park contains. Although the sunlight filters through the trees and lies in bright swathes across earth and gravel, this hot Italian afternoon is seen through the lens of Hansen’s melancholy northern eye, tranquil, unpeopled and otherworldly: a stage from which the actors have departed. Like his landscapes set in the open countryside of Denmark, this urban park is given immense perspectival recession, marked by the foreground bollard and the shadows receding into the distance; and Hansen achieves great technical success in the counterpoint of these shadows with the bright sunlight.
Height 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
Width 40.00 cm (15.75 inches)
External Height 65.20 cm (25.67 inches)
External Width 55.20 cm (21.73 inches)
Oil on canvas
s. with monogram & d. Roma '26
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