A lively mid-20th-century oil on canvas depicting a busy cafe by Swedish artist, Eric With (1916-2000).
The painting is titled ‘Arbetarfik’, which appears to be a word with no direct English translation but loosely translates as “Workers’ Cafe”. Perhaps this place was situated close to a factory or port and some of the workers would pop in before heading home for the night.
We love the energetic brushwork and bright colour palette. You can almost hear the hum of conversation.
The painting is signed towards the lower right and housed within a frame that’s probably the original.