Prints / Views & Topography

Price: EUR 60,00

[Plate] Anckarsvärd, Aug. [Thersner, U.]

Broby [Plate from "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige"]

[Stockholm] [1830s] 31 x 47,5 cm including margins.

A few small brown spots at the image. Some creasing. Water stain in the lower right corner of the margin.

A beautiful plate showing the estate of Broby and its surroundings, in the province of Södermanland just south of Stockholm. A charming scene of a fishing party in the foreground. The plate is executed in the typical grainy black and white style of the 1830s. Anckarswärd is, besides Carl-Johan Billmark, the greatest lithographer Sweden has possessed. He shows his ability to create lively compositions, in contrast to most other Scandinavian artists of the time. The pictures have a lovely balance and presence. Anckarswärd exhibits his skill in making trees, people, mountains and animals come alive. Anckarsvärd contribiuted to "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and Present Sweden) by Ulrik and Thora Thersner, which besides "Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna" stands out as the greatest work on swedish topography ever produced. Anckarswärd also lithographed the plates to "Sweriges Märkvärdigaste Ruiner" (Peculiar Ruins of Sweden), and "Svenska och Norrska Utsigter" (Views of Sweden nad Norway). Two classic topographical works of high quality.

Item No: 759