Reserved - Brita Von Sydow Södöö, Cityscape With Chimneys

Reserved - Brita Von Sydow Södöö, Cityscape With Chimneys

A colourful mid-20th-century cityscape by Swedish painter, Brita Von Sydow Södöö (1884-1959).

The composition is framed by the towering vertical lines of three industrial chimneys. One billows smoke into the air as the other two lay dormant.

Brita has used an exciting palette of purple hues to illustrate the rooftops that continue towards the horizon. With the nearest buildings being blocked in with red, blue and brown.

The painting is housed in what appears to be its original frame and signed in the lower right.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Size including frame
27” x 34” / 69cm x 86cm
Year of creation
c. 1940
Provenance
Sweden
Condition
Very good overall with no significant issues. Frame with light age-related wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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