Sweden and France – an artistic romance

Georg Pauli ”Girls playing”, signed G. Pauli and dated 1884 (detail). Hammer price SEK 200.0000.

Since way back Paris has been the art center in Europe. Already during the 18th century Alexander Roslin was one of the first Swedes who went to the capital of Europe. During the mid 19th century, Alfred Wahlberg and Hugo Salmson became a liaison whom went to France where thing happened within art.

New formations with artists began to challenge the prevailing rules for the 19/20th century paintings. Wahlberg came to mediate the new impulses from Paris to his colleagues at Konstakademin, back home in Stockholm, and it was soon clear that it was in Paris things happened and therefore many artists went to the capital. The rest is, as the saying goes, art history. To rent a studio and to live were cheap, therefore many could cope with orders and in the same time take classes at some of the private academies that were available, which had a whole different structure than in Stockholm. When the artists needed a break from the frustrated and big city they went to the cities surroundings and no place has ever been so mythical and depicted as Graz-sur-Loing?

We can see a great demand of art works by Swedish artists that are depicted in France around this exciting period of time in the history of art. Do you have an art work with Swedish and French connection that you would like ot sell and valuate? Welcome to contact us today for a free valuation.

We are now looking for works by the following artists:
Karin Larsson, Carl Larsson, Julia Beck, Bruno Liljefors, Karl Nordström, Hugo Birger, Christian Krohg, Peder Severin Krøyer, Emma Löwstedt-Chadwick, Carl Trägårdh, Oscar Törnå, Alfred Wahlberg and Carl Skånberg.

Bruno Liljefors
Cherry blossoms, scene from Grez
Hammer price SEK 80.000

Oscar Törnå
The old bridge in Grez
Hammer price SEK 30.000

Oscar Björck
The store in Grèz
Hammer price SEK 98.000

Georg Pauli
Pastoral scene on the bank of the Loing
Hammer price SEK 180.000


Cecilia Berggren
Cecilia Berggren
Asiantuntija – klassinen taide 1800- ja 1900-luku (On maternal leave)
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Pedro Westerdahl
Pedro Westerdahl
Asiantuntija – 1800- ja 1900-lukujen klassinen taide
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