Girl Reading (1901). Peter Vilhelm Ilsted (Danish, 1861–1933). Oil on canvas.
Ilsted, Carl Holsoe and Ilsted’s brother-in-law, Vilhelm Hammershøi, were members of ‘The Free Exhibition,’ a progressive art society created around 1890. They are famous for painting images of “Sunshine and Silent Rooms”, all in subtle colors. Their works reflects the orderliness of a tranquil life.