August Carl Vilhelm Thomsen (Danish,born 1813)
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August Carl Vilhelm Thomsen (Danish 1813-1886)
Young Busker With His Monkey
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower right
Painting Size: 24.5” x 20”
Thomsen was an artist adept at painting many different subjects: landscapes, portraits, genre scenes, mythological subjects and religious scenes. He was a student at l’Académie des Beaux-Arts in Copenhagen. He painted numerous altar pieces for the churches of Copenhagen as well as the country churches of surrounding area. This sensitive painting depicts a young street musician with his hurdy-gurdy slung over his back, his monkey tucked under his arm and his outstretched hand with his hat ready to receive coins.