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Large and Original Oil on Canvas Portrait by Herman Vedel ( 1875-1948)

A large oil on canvas portrait painting of a man by Herman Vedel.
Signed with monogram

Herman Vedel (1 March 1875 – 1 December 1948) was a Danish painter. He was the leading Danish portraitist of his time. One of his most well-known works is Negotiating the 1915 Constitution which features prominently in Christiansborg Palace.

Herman Albert Gude Vedel was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He attended the Copenhagen Technical College where he trained under Henrik Grønvold (1858–1940). He was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1894 to 1897. He earned his cand. phil. in 1893. He also attended the art school Kunstnernes Frie Studieskoler from 1896 to 1899.
After his debut at Charlottenborg with “Portrait of a young girl” in 1900 (Danish National Gallery), he quickly became a sought after portraitist.
Wedel specialized in portrait painting from an early age. He painted a vast number of prominent figures of his time, including, critic and scholar Georg Brandes, Nobel Prize-winning author Johannes V. Jensen and polar explorer Knud Rasmussen. He also painted a group portrait Negotiating the 1915 Constitution.


Eckersberg Medal (1909)
Thorvaldsen Medal (1918)


Reference number



Denmark 20th Century


Height: 156cm (61.4 inches)
Width: 112cm (44.1 inches)

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