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Landscape in Moonlight (A Hunter next to a Dolmen)

Jørgen Pedersen Roed Danish

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During his early career as a painter, Roed often went hunting close to his native town of Ringsted in the middle of Zealand, sometimes in the company of his friend and colleague Constantin Hansen. The figure with his back to the viewer may be the artist’s friend, and most likely the location is that of Lake Haraldsted, close to Ringsted. The area adjacent to the lake holds numerous dolmens, or ancient burial markers, although no exact location for this view has been identified. Roed seems to have been less interested in topography than in creating a Romantic representation of a landscape swept in moonlight, in which the hunter appears absorbed in the contemplation of nature and the remnants of ancient Danish history

Landscape in Moonlight (A Hunter next to a Dolmen), Jørgen Pedersen Roed (Danish, Ringsted 1808–1888 Copenhagen), Brush and gray and greenish washes over graphite

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