HUGO VILFRED PEDERSEN ~ CA. 1901
Possibly painted about 1901
Dimensions: 27 cm 21 cm (40,5 x 34,5 cm)
The frame bit worn. The image is in good age-related condi
With pomp and splendour
Several of Hugo's most significant works were created in India, where he soon became known as “the Rajah painter”. The princes were queuing up to be portrayed by the Danish painter, who was busy trying to keep up with the orders. The princes wanted the portraits to be a display of pomp, lavishness and splendour.
He lived a luxurious life especially during the two years he stayed at the palace of the Maharaja of Burdwan. During this time, he created an astonishing 18 portraits of the maharaja.
Besides the many portraits, he also depicted architecture as well as the general population particularly in India.
HUGO VILFRED PEDERSEN ~ 1870–1959 ~
34,5 x 40,5 (cm)
Used - good