Gude, Hans (1825-1903; Norwegian)
After the Storm, Norwegian Coast 1888
Oil on canvas, 147.0 x 247.5 cm
Gift of Molesworth R. Greene, 1889
National Gallery of Victoria (p.313.4-1)
This atmospheric landscape was shown at the Centennial International Exhibition in Melbourne in 1888-89, and purchased by Greene, a local collector, who then donated it to the NGV.
The artist, a significant figure in Norwegian art in the second half of the 19th century, was a Professor at both the Düsseldorf and Berlin Academies.
AR 1888, p.38; NGV 1894, p.38 (I.La Trobe Gallery, no.49; ill.); NGV 1905, p.32 (I.La Trobe Gallery, no.57)
For this work, also http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/national/inside-the-ngv-collection-20120202-1qvq4.html (noting that the work is in need of restoration), and Dagmar Eichberger, “Rediscovering Beneath the Arena – a major work by Karl von Piloty in the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery,” NGV Art Journal 36 (2014): http://publications.ngv.vic.gov.au/artjournal/rediscovering-beneath-the-arena-a-major-work-by-karl-von-piloty-at-the-ballarat-fine-art-gallery/36/#43 (fig.6)
For Gude, see Bénézit 6, pp.801-2; AKL 64 (2009), pp.295-98 (by F.Haverkamp, with further references, including Haverkamp’s own oeuvre catalogue of 1992); and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Gude