Jakob Kulle, Think

Jakob Kulle, Think

This intriguing late 19th-century oil painting by Swedish artist Carl Jakob Kulle (1838-1898) depicts a man deep in thought as he rests his arms on a stable door. We only catch a glimpse of the scenery but perhaps he’s looking across a field towards a distant horizon.

Kulle was an interesting man and, when he created this in circa 1890, he was involved in various projects. Alongside his work as a painter, he also created weaving schools as he had a fondness for folk handicrafts. It appears that, together with his sister Thora Kulle, he did a great deal for the local community.

Could this be a self-portrait?

Signed and framed.

Learn more about Jakob Kulle in our directory.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 16½” x 19½” /42 cm x 50cm
Year of creation: c. 1890
Condition: Artwork presents well. Minor scuffing around the edges. Frame with some light wear and repairs.
Artist’s auction highlight: £6,776 achieved for an oil painting in 2007.

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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