Winter Landscape

by Harald Pryn


MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 27.6 x 39.8 ins/ 70.0 x 101.0 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Harald Pryn’ (lower left)

This is a charming painting from the popular oeuvre of the Danish landscape artist Harald Pryn. He had an obsession for snowy countryside scenes, and is the most coveted artist for this particular genre.


    Your Message


    Catalogue No: 4063 Categories: , Tags: , , ,

    This is a charming painting from the popular oeuvre of the Danish landscape artist Harald Pryn. He had an obsession for snowy countryside scenes, and is the most coveted artist for this particular genre.

    Nineteenth Century Romantic and Modernist influence are visible in this work. For example, the mossy bank at the side of the forest track is rendered in an almost Impressionist style, with the brushstrokes merely suggesting stones and shadows. Meanwhile, the warm colours of the late afternoon sunlight hark back to artists of the Enlightenment, such as Caspar David Friedrich. Despite Pryn’s lack of formal education, from his pictures it seems as though he had a comprehensive understanding of the History of Art, and a wide pool from which he drew his inspiration.

    Private Collection, Germany

    Buy with confidence: our assurance to you

    Professional Associations

    We have built up a strong reputation for the quality of the paintings, drawings and sculpture that we curate, exhibit and sell. Our professional associations with bodies such as The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Association of Art & Antique Dealers (LAPADA) are as a result of our reputation for integrity, our wide knowledge of fine arts and the high quality of our stock. Our business standards and expertise are reviewed regularly to adhere vigorously to enforced Codes. Our memberships and commitment to its Code of Conducts gives our buyers confidence when purchasing a work from us.


    Condition reports and certificates of authenticity vary in their nature by artwork, for more information on your pieces of interest, please enquire with the gallery.

    Artwork images

    We take pride in the attention we give to our images of the artworks for purchase and invest in these to ensure outputs are aligned as closely as possible to the item in reality. We do not apply filters or modify images, we provide high-quality images to reflect the high quality of our artworks.

    Your purchase process

    Payment processing – You can be assured that payments are securely processed through Stripe’s trusted payment gateway.

    The Trinity House promise to you

    Shipping and packaging

    Shipping and packaging requirements are assessed per piece to ensure the most suitable protection for the artwork. Trinity House will therefore call following purchase to agree the recommendations and costs.

    Our After Sales services

    We offer the following services which we will be happy to discuss with you following your purchase, alternatively, you can enquire for more information.


    We offer insurance appraisals to protect your prised artwork and help you find the right cover and policy for you.


    We are able to advise on framing and have access to every type and style to suit any artistic period or room setting.


    The nature of the materials involved in a painting mean that on occasion some pieces are susceptible to movement and the effects of natural ageing. We are able to provide advice on practical measures to conserve the original condition of a piece and have relationships with restorers and framers to offer you a range of services to meet your needs.

    Very little is known about the biographical detail of the life of the artist Harald Julius Niels Pryn, except that he was a very accomplished, and apparently self-taught, landscape painter. He was born in Frederiksberg, in West Copenhagen, which was even then an affluent part of the city and an historic summer retreat for the royal family. Pryn lived and worked in the region of Bagsvaerd, Denmark – and many of his paintings are signed with his name and the name of that place. He left behind an astonishingly large and valuable body of work, which has since met with great popularity. His opus is characterised by idyllic snowy scenes such as this one, Alpine Road. However, several interior scenes and summer landscapes have been attributed to him too. Pryn is known to have worked closely with another Danish landscape painter, Olaf Viggo Peter Langer (1860-1942), and was perhaps taught by him.


    Although much of Pryn’s life story has been forgotten, his work remains nonetheless sought-after. His paintings continue to fetch high prices at London’s big auction houses; such as Bonham’s, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, as well as all over Northern Europe. This is an excellent opportunity to own a very fine piece of the Danish artist’s oeuvre.

    You may also like…

    Go to Top