Posted 3 years ago
Unsure of the provenance of this beautiful hand-painted box. The motifs and style look Scandinavian to me.
I'm wondering if a fairytale is depicted. The man on horseback has a green face so I was thinking Green Knight (not necessarily of Arthurian legend but of the Danish fairytale.) Also, what is the pointy hat with the scalloped edge that the girl wears? She has a blonde braid, which leads me to believe the painting is perhaps of Scandinavian origin. However, the horse the man rides has three plumes on his head, which reminds me of the Prince of Wales' heraldic badge. Also, there are some rosemaling techniques employed in this painting but they're not overtly used.