Prints / Views & Topography

Price: EUR 30,00

[Plate] Hallbeck, C. S. / Hellesen, J.

Luleå [published for "Sverige Framstäldt i Taflor"]

D. F. Bonniers förlag. E. Baerenzen & Cs. Lith. Inst. Ca. 1850-56 25 x 34 cm. Tinted lithograph.

A couple of stains and creases in the margins.

A charming view of the town of Luleå in northern Sweden. A paddle steamer in the foreground. Lithographed by Hellesen after an original by Carl Svante Hallbeck. The artist Hallbeck was commissioned by Bonnier (the publisher of "Sverige Framstäldt i Taflor") to draw 40 originals from the northern provinces of Sweden. They were delayed by years and some of them were never delivered. In the last installment of the work Bonnier complain bitterly on Hallbeck´s lack of work ethic. The artist retaliated by writing newspaper articles attacking Bonnier. Hellesen worked as a lithographer for the Baerentzen company in Copenhagen and lithographed several of Hallbecks drawings.

Item No: 3786