Thomas Fearnley Norwegian

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This plein-air oil study was painted at Gudvangen, Norway, sixty miles northeast of Bergen, at the end of the Nærøyfjord. Fearnley deployed his brush with demonstrable speed and assuredness, allowing his mark-making to convey the geological formations of the fjord’s walls. Before the paint dried, he used a stylus to inscribe the place name, date, and his initials at the lower right: Gudvangen / 22 July 39 TF.

Gudvangen, Thomas Fearnley (Norwegian, Frederikshald 1802–1842 Munich), Oil on paper, laid down on wood

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