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Chaffinches and Dragonflies. Five studies in one frame, NM 2223-2227
  • Chaffinches and Dragonflies. Five studies in one frame, NM 2223-2227

    TitleChaffinches and Dragonflies. Five studies in one frame, NM 2223-2227
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on wood
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 33 x 25,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 55 x 142 x 3 cm
  • DatingSigned 1885
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Bruno Liljefors, Swedish, born 1860, dead 1939
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 2224
  • AcquisitionBequest 1920 grosshandlare Herman Friedländer
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Bruno Liljefors was not a great traveller. France did not impress him, but he yearned to return to the Swedish landscape. Impressions from French naturalism were, however, to influence his animal painting, which has the same accuracy of detail. Few painters possessed a capacity for observation combined with technical expertise like Liljefors. Mounting several paintings in the same frame was modelled on Japanese precedents were woodcuts were often displayed in the same way.