Signed Bror Hjorth. Executed in 1936. Canvas 99.5 x 99.5 cm.
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
47 438 - 56 926 EUR
M. Sc. Yngve Kullenberg.
Thence by descent to the present owner
Bror Hjorth, "Mitt liv i konsten", Stockholm 1967, listed on p. 201.
The 1930s was the big breakthrough for Bror Hjorth. He mainly works in sculpture during this period but the few paintings (only eleven) he creates are very interesting. He moves, from his earlier expressive and primitive works, towards a more naturalistic style. The forms are softer, the colours are cooler and the motifs are more elegant, almost classic.
I the painting ”Skön Anna” (Beautiful Anna) you see Bror Hjorth’s greatness as a portraitist. Energy is added to the strict composition through the horizontal wall cut through by the dramatic, diagonal floor and table. The clear unmixed primary colours that appears all over the painting show Hjorth’s exquisite sence of colours.
Open: Mon–Fri 11 AM – 6 PM, Sat–Sun kl 11 AM –5 PM
Viewing 11 –15 June, Bukowskis, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm.
Auction 16 June, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm.