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Carl Fredrik Hill

(Sweden, 1849-1911)
Estimate
3 000 000 - 4 000 000 SEK
274 000 - 366 000 EUR
291 000 - 388 000 USD
Hammer price
3 000 000 SEK
Purchasing info
Carl Fredrik Hill
(Sweden, 1849-1911)

"Skogsbacke" (Wooded hillside)

Probably executed in Fontainebleau 1876. Canvas 60 x 73 cm.

Provenance

Earlier in Mr Leif Rosengrens collection, Billeberga.
Svens Harrys Artmuseum, Stockholm.

Exhibitions

Kalmar Konstmuseum, "Carl Fredrik Hill. 1849-1911", 27 October - 8 December 1968, cat no 9.
Lunds Konsthall, "Svenska mästare", 1969.
Malmö Konsthall, "Carl Fredrik Hill", 10 April - 7 June 1976, cat no 25.

More information

With regards to the planned exhibition ”Carl Fredrik Hill hos Sven Harry”, 10 December 2011 to 11 March 2012, the Sven Harry Artmuseum, Stockholm, wishes to lend this painting.

Designer

Carl Fredrik Hill was a Swedish artist born in Lund. Hill is considered one of Sweden's formost landscape painters. His fate and artistry are perhaps the strangest but most interesting in Swedish art history. Born in an academic home in Lund, despite his father's protests, he managed to begin studies at the Art Academy in Stockholm and then traveled to France, where he came in contact with Corot's landscape painting. He found his inspiration in Barbizon and later on the River Oise, in Luc-sur-Mer and Bois-le-Roi. He painted frantically with the hope of being accepted into the Salon de Paris. Already during his student years, he struggled with an incipient mental illness and at the age of 28 he was taken to the mental hospital in Passy. During the hospital stay he began his rich production of drawings and then continued with the production after his return to Lund, where he was cared for by his family for the rest of his life. In thousands drawings, a fantasy world of figures scenes appears. Today, Hill's river landscape and flowering fruit trees from the years in France, together with the visionary drawings from the period of illness in Lund, have received great recognition. His art depicts a loneliness and longing that is easy to get caught up in. He is mainly represented at the Malmö Museum and at the National Museum in Stockholm.

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