Sam Uhrdin

Sewing By The Window

Sam Uhrdin

Sewing By The Window

This mid-20th-century oil painting by Swedish artist Sam Uhrdin (1886-1964) depicts a young woman sewing within an interior.

As the light floods in through her favourite window, she carefully sews. Perhaps it’s the flowing fabric of a radiant golden dress. It’s a celebration of primary colours rendered in bold expressive marks. A vivid representation of a quiet passing moment.

Sam Uhrdin was a master of interiors. Paying homage to the past rather than embracing the present. His exquisitely rendered scenes reminisce about a simpler time in rural Sweden. When the pace was reassuring and the love for one’s family was unquestionable.

Such was Uhrdin’s virtuosity, that he could work with feeling while retaining a high degree of finesse. Interesting, also, to see the change of direction where the size of the golden fabric has been altered.

Signed/dated lower right and held within a baroque style frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 39” x 32½” / 99cm x 83cm
Year of creation: 1946
Provenance: Private collection, Sweden.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £14,836

Sam Uhrdin

Sam Uhrdin

Sam Uhrdin was an accomplished Swedish painter predominantly known for his scenes depicting traditional families within rustic interiors. He trained at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and his works are held in numerous public collections.

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