"Utsikten från Katarinavägen"
Signed later on verso Sigrid Hjertén and dated 4th of October 1923. Executed 1914. Canvas 76 x 55 cm.
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
56 926 - 75 901 EUR
Elisabeth Thiel, Ektorp.
The collection of Sven and Maudie Olerud.
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, "Sigrid Hjertén - En retrospektiv utställning av målningar", April - May, 1964, cat no 19.
City life in all its aspects came to play a central role in the lives of modernist artists in the early 20th century and would quickly become a recurring theme in Sigrid Hjertén’s art. During the war years she painted the surroundings near Slussen in Stockholm which she viewed from her first studio near Kornhamnstorg, and later from the apartment on Katarinavägen. Hjertén was fascinated by the intense modern and mechanized activity down at the city docks “Stadsgårdskajen”. Goods were transferred off trains by dockside cranes and loaded onto waiting boats in the harbour. What differentiates her paintings from similar images by her husband Isaac Grünewald and Einar Jolin is the refined aerial perspective and her feeling for atmospheric effects.
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