Olof Walfrid Nilsson, Lapland, On The Road To Abisko

Olof Walfrid Nilsson, Lapland, On The Road To Abisko

A beautiful early 20th-century landscape painting depicting a mountainous view in Lapland by Swedish painter, Olof Walfrid Nilsson (1868-1956).

It’s titled ‘On The Road To Abisko’, which relates to a small village with fewer than 100 inhabitants. Abisko is also home to one of Sweden’s largest lakes, Torneträsk.

Olof Walfrid Nilsson was known for his dreamlike, somewhat mystical, landscape paintings of Lapland and the surrounding areas. He was born in Värmland county and he’s represented at the Norrköping Art Museum.

The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within a frame that could be its original.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 36” x 26” / 91cm x 66cm
Year of creation: c. 1930
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Very presentable overall.
Artist’s auction highlight: £7,203 achieved for ‘Dagen/Gryningen/Natten’ at an auction in 1999.

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