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PROPERTY FROM A BRITISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

Frits Thaulow
NORWEGIAN
THE LYSAKER RIVER IN WINTER
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT
44

PROPERTY FROM A BRITISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

Frits Thaulow
NORWEGIAN
THE LYSAKER RIVER IN WINTER
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Frits Thaulow
1847 - 1906
NORWEGIAN
THE LYSAKER RIVER IN WINTER
signed Frits Thaulow lower right
pastel on canvas
65 by 93cm., 25½ by 36½
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Vidar Poulsson.

Provenance

Johannes Irgens (presumably a gift from the artist. Norwegian diplomat and politician, and from 1908-10 Norwegian ambassador to the Court of St. James, Irgens (1869-1939) was a friend of the artist. They met at the Norwegian Students Association in Kristiania (Oslo), around 1891 when Thaulow was chairman of the Association. Irgens himself later became chairman in 1897); thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

Painted circa 1891-92.

Buoyed by success at the Paris Exposition universelle of 1889, Thaulow increasingly sought an international audience for his work, and relocated to France in 1892. The importance of the present composition, depicting a river west of Oslo, to Thaulow is underlined by the numerous versions he executed in different media. In addition to the present undated pastel, four other pastels of the composition are known: two dated 1891, and two 1892 (the latter now respectively in the Musée d'Orsay and Rogalin Palace Museum, Poznan). Thaulow had experimented with pastel from 1883 onwards, especially for winter scenes. Further versions exist in oil, probably from the late 1890s, including one in the Puschkin Museum, Moscow (formerly in the Shchukin Collection). Thaulow also returned to the subject in twenty coloured etchings of circa 1903-06, titled Effet de neige en Norvège, of which an edition of 150 was made.

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