Magnus Hjalmar Munsterhjelm - A Finnish Seascape
Magnus Hjalmar Munsterhjelm
A Finnish Seascape
Oil on canvas. 68 x 115.5 cm.
Signed lower left: H. Munsterhjelm C. he.
Magnus Hjalmar Munsterhjelm was the first Finnish artist to complete his training at a German academy, but one of the many Scandinavians to learn landscape painting in this country. He was a sailor before enrolling at the academy in Düsseldorf (1860-1865, studying under Oswald Achenbach, among others). He continued his training is Karlsruhe, first at the academy, and then as a private pupil of H. F. Gude, who had also been one of his teachers in Düsseldorf.
Private ownership, North Germany.