A watercolor and pencil view of cyclamen, tulips, and other potted flowers on a sunny windowsill of in her home on Knudsminde Farm in Ballerup, Denmark. Signed Olga at lower right. Laid down on card painted brown and accompanied by a postcard handwritten in Danish by Olga reading: Thank you so much for your kindness. We have never before had such wonderful venison. I am writing from your beloved mother’s apartment, where we are enjoying ourselves. Happy Christmas wishes. Olga. Dec. 14, 1940 (Hjerteligste tak for Deres store elskboerdihed! Aldrig har vi spist saa dejlig et Radyr! Jeg skriver disse Ord fra Deres kære moders lejlighed, hvor vi har haft det saa hyggelig… Glaedelig Jul ønskes. af Olga 14 Dec. 1940). Painting: 4 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (10.7 x 16.5 cm). Ground: 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (17 x 20.5 cm).
This painting was a Christmas gift to one of the Grand Duchess’ neighbors and has descended in the family.
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