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 (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): (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