Harald Sallberg, Meditation

Harald Sallberg, Meditation

This intriguing and rather stylish etching by Swedish artist, Harald Sallberg (1895-1963) depicts an artist in his studio contemplating a large canvas. A quiet moment - taking it all in.

The composition is unusual - the easel draws the eye but the space creates a narrative. It alludes to the tension between an artist and his work - it’s the space in between, the intangible void.

The etching is signed/dated in the lower right and housed within a later frame.

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Medium: Etching on paper
Overall size: 11½” x 14” / 29cm x 36cm
Year of creation: 1936
Condition: Overall very presentable. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £1,240 achieved for an oil painting in 1998.

Conservation & History

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