Topic: Questions about Brendekilde's “A Wooded Path in Autumn”

The link to Brendekilde’s “A Wooded Path in Autumn” on the Athenaeum is here:
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=107891

Does anyone have any information about the background behind this painting? The only published information I can find is that the painting is dated 1902.

A related question: Has anyone seen any other images (paintings or photos) of a bench similar to the one in the painting (rustic with a support strut behind it)?

I posted these questions under Identifying and Valuing Artworks since I own a painting that contains the same bench.