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