Lot Sale Results

Gustaf Edolph Fjaestad
October 2011 - 1st Session Online auction

Lot # 013

Gustaf Edolph Fjaestad
1868 - 1948 Swedish

Winter Landscape
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1927
45 x 63 in  114.3 x 160cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Latvia, 1928
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario

Literature:
Vancouver Art Gallery, Biography of Lawren Harris, http://projects.vanartgallery.bc.ca/publications/75years/pdf/Harris_Lawren_52.pdf, page 2

Exhibited:
The Swedish Art Exhibition, The City Art Museum of Riga, Latvia, 1928, catalogue #29

Gustaf Fjaestad influenced many generations of artists both in Europe and North America. In Canada, he and other Scandinavian artists influenced the Group of Seven and in particular, Lawren Harris. As the Vancouver Art Gallery's biography of Harris relates, "Around 1915, Lawren Harris and his colleagues found resolve in the example of Scandinavian artists such as Fjaestad, who combined an awareness of issues of verisimilitude with a strong sense of design."

This painting was acquired in 1928 when it was on display at The Swedish Art Exhibition that took place in Riga, Latvia at The City Art Museum.

Please note: this work is unframed.

Estimate: $8,000 ~ $12,000 CAD

Sold For: $46,800.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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