Swedish School Nocturne With Sailboats

Swedish School Nocturne With Sailboats

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.

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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