Nordic Art: my favourite paintings in Scandinavian Art Collections

A selection of photos taken during my Scandinavian travels, visiting the various art collections of Stockholm, Göteborg, Oslo, Helsinki and Reykjavik. The photos were taken with a Nikon D500 or Lumix, but most with an iPhone 6. Amazing that most of these artists are virtually unknown outside Scandinavia…

Sol över Söderns Berg, 1902
Jens Ferdinand Willumsen, 1863-1958, Danish (but lived mostly in Paris and Cannes),  Sol över Söderns Berg, 1902, Göteborg Art Museum

attachment-1Hans Frederik Gude, Norwegian, 1825-1903, Fishing at night, 1851, Oil on Canvas, National Gallery of Norway

_DSC0767Jón Stefansson, 1881-1962, The Harbour, 1914, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik

_DSC0765Jóhannes S. Kjarval, 1885-1972, Mount Dyrfjöll, 1921, Oil on Canvas, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik.

img_5077Erik Werenskiold, Norwegian, 1855-1938, On the Plain, 1883, Oil, Göteborg Art Museum

img_5060Sven Richard Bergh, Swedish, 1858-1919, Nordic Summer Evening, 1899-1900, Oil, Göteborg Art Museum.

p1020202-version-2Prince Eugen, Duke of Närko, Swedish,1865-1947, in Prince’s Gallery, Stockholm City Hall.prins-eugen-in-stockholm-townhallPrince Eugen, Duke of Närko, Swedish, 1865-1947, Fresco in Prince’s Gallery, Stockholm City Hall.

anna-boberg-1864-1935-northern-lightsAnna Katarina Boberg, Swedish, Northern lights, study from North Norway, oil on canvas, National Museum Stockholmdisplay_image-phpBertha Wegmann, Danish, 1846-1926, Portrait of Joanna Bauck, 1881, National Museum Stockholm.bertha-wegmann-detail

Bertha Wegmann, Danish, 1846-1926, Portrait of Joanna Bauck, 1881, Detail, National Museum Stockholm.constance-marie-charpentier-1767-1849-melancholy-1801Constance Marie Charpentier, French, 1767-1849, Melancholy, 1801,  National Museum Stockholm

carl-larsson-potret-van-oscar-levertin-1906Carl LARSSON, Swedish, 1853-1919,  Portrait of Oscar Levertin, 1906p1020246-version-2Carl LARSSON, Swedish, 1853-1919, Portrait of Thiel’s daughter

karl-larsson-karin-with-kersti-1898-watercolours-gothenburg-art-museumCarl Larsson, Swedish, Karin with Kersti, 1898, watercolour, Göteborg Art Museumgustaf-fjaestad-rimfrost-thiel-galleriet-stockholmGustaf Fjaestad, Swedish, 1868-1948,  Rimfrost, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholmedvard-munchCarl Larsson, Swedish, 1853-1919, Portrait of Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, Oil on Canvas, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm.edvard-munch-on-the-bridgeEdvard Munch, Norwegian, 1863-1944, On the Bridge, National Museum of Art, Osloedvard-munch-een-familie-thielska-galleriet-stockholmEdvard Munch, Norwegian, 1863-1944, A family, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholmscan-2-version-4Albert Edelfelt, Finnish, 1854-1905, Harbour in Helsinki, 1899tumblr_ocn0klbcu31sgzhgyo1_1280Väinö Blomstedt, Finnish, Boats in the Harbour of Helsinki, 1871-1947, Oil on Canvas, National Gallery of Finlandbruno-liljefors-1860-1939-strackande-ejder-thielska-galleriet-stockholmBruno Liljefors, Swedish, 1860-1939, Sträckande Ejder, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm.img_1416Prins Eugen, Swedish, 1865-1947, Monet (The Cloud), 1895, Oil on Canvas, Göteborg Art Museum.NOR En bondebegravelse, ENG Peasant BurialErik Werenskiold, Norwegian, 1855-1938, Burial, 1883-1885, Oil on Canvas, National Gallery of NorwayNOR Brudeferd i Hardanger, ENG Bridal Procession on the HardangerfjordHans Gude, Adolph Tidemand, Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord, 1848, Nat. Gallery of NorwayNOR Vinternatt i Rondane, ENG Winter Night in the MountainsHarald Sohlberg, Winter Night in the Mountains, 1914, National Gallery of Norway
painting-in-foyer-of-operahouse-stockholmPrins Eugen (?), Painting in foyer of Operahouse, Stockholmimg_2473Carl Larsson, Swedish, 1853-1919, Watercolour Portrait of Ernest Thielanders_zorn-prins_eugen-1910Anders Zorn, Swedish, 1860-1920, Portrait of Prins Eugen, 1910, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholmraphael-collin-1850-1916-french-the-summer-1884-oilRaphael Collin, French, 1850-1916, The Summer, 1884, oil. Göteborg Art Museum.carl-wilhelmsson-1866-1928-scene-from-the-swedish-west-coast-1898-oil-on-canvas-goteborg-art-museumCarl Wilhelmsson, Swedish, 1866-1928, Scene from the Swedish West Coast, 1898, oil on canvas, Göteborg Art Museumoktober-1882-watercolourCarl Larsson, Swedish, 1853-1919, Oktober, (‘The Pumpkins’),1882, Watercolour, Göteborg Art Museum
alfred-wahlberg-1834-1907-moonlight-fjalbacka-gothenburg-art-museumAlfred Wahlberg, Swedish, 1834-1907, Moonlight, Fjälbacka, Göteborg Art Museumalfred-wahlberg-1834-1907-moonlight-fjalbacka-gothenburg-art-museumAlfred Wahlberg, Swedish, 1834-1907, Moonlight Fjälbacka, detail, Göteborg Art Museumedouard-dantan-1848-1897-making-a-castor-a-living-model-1887-oil-goteborg-art-museumEdouard Dantan, French, 1848-1897, Making a Cast of a Living Model, 1887, Oil. Göteborg Art Museum.img_5081Albert Edelfelt, Finnish, 1854-1905, At Sea, 1883, oil, Göteborg Art Museumimg_5082Albert Edelfelt, 1854-1905, At Sea, detail, 1883, oil, Göteborg Art MuseumPeder Severin Kroyer, 1851-1909, Danish, 'Hipp, hipp, hurrah! Artists Party', Skagen, DK, 1888.Peder Severin Kroyer, Danish, 1851-1909, ‘Hipp, hipp, hurrah! Artists Party’, Skagen (DK), 1888, Goteborg Art Museum

img_5092Carl Wilhelmson, Swedish, 1866-1928, On the Rocks, Fiskebäckskil, 1905-06, Oil on, Göteborg Art Museum

Edvard Munch, 1863-1944, Norwegian, The Sick Girl, 1896, Oil on canvas.Edvard Munch, 1863-1944,The Sick Girl, 1896, Oil on Canvas, Göteborg Art Museum


Photo in header: Mitchell Wolfson Jr., art collector, in his house in Nervi, near Genoa

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