A beautiful early 20th-century Swedish nocturne with numerous sailboats and a steamboat. Two-thirds of the composition is comprised of a cloudy sky with a partially obscured moon. While on the right, the coastline draws your eye out towards a distant rocky view.
Nocturnes always seem to capture the imagination with their dramatic skies and evocative moonlit scenery.
On the reverse, an inscription refers to when the artwork changed hands in the Summer of 1969.
The painting is held within a period gilt frame.
Medium: Oil on canvas Overall size: 21” x 28½” / 54cm x 72cm Year of creation: c. 1920 Provenance: Sweden Condition: Very presentable following a light restoration. Areas of craquelure but the paint layer is stable. Frame with some age-related wear.