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August Strindberg

Wave V

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June 29, 07:06 PM GMT


2,000,000 - 3,000,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from the Collection of J.E. Safra

August Strindberg

1849 - 1912

Wave V

oil on canvas

100 by 70.8cm., 39¼ by 27¾in.

Painted in 1901.




1849 - 1912年

《浪 V》


100 x 70.8 公分;39 ¼ x 27 ¾ 英寸


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August Falck, Stockholm, by circa 1912 (Falck (1882-1938) was a Swedish actor, known for his performances in Strindberg's Miss Julie and Victor Sjöström's A Man There Was, based on a poem by Henrik Ibsen. Falck and Strindberg co-founded Intima Teatern)

Torsten Tegnér, Stockholm (Tegnér (1888-1977) was a Swedish athlete and journalist, and son of the Swedish composer Alice Tegnér. He was the editor of the Idrottsbladet newspaper for over fifty years)

Sale: Bukowski's, Stockholm, 25 April 1956, lot 99

Sidney Kingsley and Madge Evans Kingsley (Sidney Kingsley (1906-95) was an American dramatist who received the Pulitzer Prize for drama for his play Men in White in 1934; his sale: Sotheby's, New York, 23 October 1990, lot 192)

Purchased from the above by the present owner

Torsten Måtte Schmidt , ed., Strindbergs Måleri, Malmö, 1972, pp. 186, 188, 211, 234, cited, p. 348, no. 83, catalogued; pl. 41, illustrated
Stockholm, Intima Teatern, 1909 (experimental theatre co-founded by Strindberg and the young actor August Falck (1882–1938). Open from between 1907 and 1910, the playhouse was a small but engaging space based on the designs of the French and German models of the time, and was used to stage Strindberg’s own plays as well as performances of modern drama from abroad) 
Stockholm, Hallins Konsthandel, Strindbergsutstallning, 1911, no. 11
Stockholm, Gummesons Konsthall, August Strindberg's Malninger, 1924, no. 25
Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, Strindberg som malare ochmodell, 1949, no. 46
Örebro, Örebro Centralbibliotek, Strindberg som malare och modell, 1949, no. 46
Lund, Lunds Universitets Konstmuseum, Strindberg som malare ochmodell, 1949, no. 46
London, Tate Modern, August Strindberg. Painter, Photographer, Writer, 2005, no. 60
Stockholm, Bukowskis Auktioner, Strindberg at Bukowskis, 2012
Lausanne, Musée cantonal des beaux-arts, August Strindberg. De la mer au cosmos, 2016-2017