Prints / Views & Topography

Price: EUR 60,00

[Plate] Anckarsvärd, M. G.

Skirfvens vattenfall / Chute de Skirfven.

[Stockholm] Tr. hos Gjöthström & Magnusson. [1830-1837] Lithographed plate. Image area 27 x 18,5 cm. (margins included 49 x 32 cm.) Title in swedish and french. The plate has Anckarsvärds blind stamp.

This plate came in two versions, the cheaper sort printed directly on heavy paper and a more exspensive sort printed on very thin China paper, which was then mounted on heavy paper. Prints on China paper are regarded to be of higher quality. The present plate is printed on China paper. A few minor creases at the top of the image. Fine condition.

Plate 7 of the norwegian part of "Svenska och Norrska Utsigter" (Wiews of Sweden and Norway). The plate shows a spectacular waterfall. 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. Anckarswärd shows his ability to create lively compositions, in contrast to most other Scandinavian artists of the time. His pictures have a lovely balance and presence. Anckarswärd exhibits his skill in making trees, people, mountains and animals come alive. Anckarswärd also lithographed the plates to "Sweriges Märkvärdigaste Ruiner" (Peculiar Ruins of Sweden), and 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.

Item No: 417