This interior Scandinavian painting features a woman musician playing a mandolin by candlelight. She is surrounded by art and musical instruments. The artist is using a chiaroscuro technique. With gilt frame.
Nybo studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Copenhagen), then at the Zahrtmann's School. He was known for his scenes of lamplit interiors and winter and sunset landscapes.
Poul Friis Nybo (Danish, 1869-1929)
Signed (top right): Friis Nybo '26.
Width 23.5 Depth 2.5 Height 20.75 in.
Sight: Width 18 Height 15.75 in.
Note: it would benefit from a cleaning.