The history of St. John, Danish West Indies: In this post, you’re going to learn a little information about the Danish artist, Andreas Riis Carstensen, and see a stunning landscape of Cruz Bay he painted that sold at auction in 2022 for higher than anticipated.
Cruz Bay Painting
The rare coastal painting of Cruz Bay, St. John was put up for auction last year in Denmark.
You don’t find many of these treasures become available to the public.
The watercolor was by the Danish artist, Andreas Riis Carstensen.
Carstensen specialized in maritime scenes using bright tropical colors which reflected the natural beauty of his environment.
This rare find is signed by Carstensen himself in the bottom right corner.
In 1904, he exhibited over fifty beautiful oil paintings during the West Indian Exhibition held in Copenhagen, many of which were created during his stay in the Danish West Indies.
Sadly, Carstensen died a short time later, in 1906.
The estimated auction price, depending on bids received, was around 3,000 Danish Kroner or around US $445.00.
You can discover the final bid here at the auction house’s website.