Hans Jacob Hansen (1853-1947)

Artist Name Hans Jacob Hansen (1853-1947)
Title Henley Regatta
Description An original Impressionist watercolour by Scottish artist Hans Hansen circa 1900. The work depicts an Edwardian evening scene on the Thames at Henley Regatta with a large number of boats with their passengers enjoying the fireworks overhead. The use of white paint to highlight the people is typical of Hansen’s work. A striking painting and an excellent example of Hansen’s work with good provenance.

Signed and inscribed RSW lower right and inscribed on labels verso
Provenance Provenance. Exhibited Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.
Medium Watercolour
Size 14 x 21 inches
Frame Fine frame 27 inches by 20 inches. Good condition.
Condition Excellent condition
Biography Hans Jacob Hansen (1853-1947)   RSW 1906-13. Hansen was born in Leith, Edinburgh, the son of a merchant and shipbroker. Hansen was brought up in Edinburgh where he studied art under R.B Nisbet and J Ross, developing a style superficially similar to Melville. He worked extensively abroad in the Middle East, North Africa and Spain visiting Russia in the 1870’s. Exhibited RA 1891-1918. He died in 1947.
Price £5000
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