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    Sale 5887

    Maritime Art

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 754

    Vilhelm Karl Ferdinand Arnesen (Danish, 1865-1948)

    A trader and a fishing boat off Kronborg Castle

    Price Realised  

    Vilhelm Karl Ferdinand Arnesen (Danish, 1865-1948)
    A trader and a fishing boat off Kronborg Castle
    signed and dated 'Vilh Arnesen 1907.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 32½ in. (50.8 x 82.5 cm.)


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    Kronborg Castle is in Elsinore, at the seaward approach to The Sound, and is one of northern Europe's most important Renaissance castles. Known all over the world from Shakespeare's Hamlet, it is also the most famous castle in Denmark.

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