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Danish Artist Peder Chr. Pedersen 1870-1950 Antique Oil painting Ship KOBENHAVN

Danish Artist Peder Chr. Pedersen 1870-1950 Antique Oil painting Ship KOBENHAVN

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    This is an original  Danish oil painting on canvas depicting a BARQUE SHIP KOBENHAVN. 
Signed in the lower-right corner P.Pedersen. Varnished. Painting with surface grime and a few spots of soiling. Please see the photos.
Presented in a golden hand-decorated frame. The frame is in good condition.
Framed measures 29.5" x 21.5", painting measures 25.5" x 17.5".
Please read some interesting information about the Artist and Ship KOBENHAVN:
Peder Christian Pedersen was born on 12-10-1870 in Øster Vandet near Thisted. Peder Christian Pedersen died on 11-5-1950 in Aalborg.
Peder Christian Pedersen was the son of the carpenter Anders Pedersen. One day, the father was working on a roof, he dropped a piece of wood into the head of his 3-year-old son Peder, who was injured and lost both his hearing and his speech. All his life, Peder was disabled and had to live like a deaf man. 
At the age of 9, he came to the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Copenhagen. The quiet boy from North Jutland had a hard time committing himself, but soon the Danish teacher experienced Peder's abilities for drawing. He equipped the boy with drawing media. He immediately began to translate the day's experiences into drawings. 
At the confirmation he came home to North Jutland again and would very much like to learn as a carpenter - this was impossible, however, and he came to study painting with Malermester Bloch. He became a very skilled painter and after his apprenticeship, he moved to Aalborg, where he got a job as a painter.
He started painting - and ship paintings and other maritime environments became his specialty. There are a number of ship portraits from the Limfjord area. In September 1928, Denmark's pride, the school ship Copenhagen, lay at the quay in Aalborg, and Peder Pedersen was at the harbor and made a lot of sketches and noticed many details of the magnificent ship. When the ship sank a few months later and every man drowned, he painted the magnificent ship for the family. A market soon arose to have the magnificent ship hanging in the Danish living rooms as a reminder of Denmark's greatness on the world's oceans. 
København was a Danish, British-built five-masted barque used as a naval training vessel until its disappearance after December 22, 1928. Built for the Danish East Asiatic Company in 1921, it was the world's largest sailing ship at the time, and primarily served for sail training of young cadets.
The København was last heard from on December 21, 1928, while en route from Buenos Aires to Australia. When it became clear the ship was missing, a lengthy search ensued, but neither København nor anyone who had been aboard her on her final voyage was ever found. Despite both the extensive search and much speculation about the vessel's fate, København remains missing and what happened to her crew and cadets remains a mystery.


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