Sten Gustaf Herman Ankarcrona, Horses with carriage waiting by the street lantern.
A fine painting, “Horses with carriage waiting by the street lantern” by Sten Gustaf Herman Ankarcrona (1869-1933). Oil on panel. On the reverse is sketch of a horse. Signed with with monogram GA lower right corner. Painted in Berlin, probably between 1886-1889. Panel marked with panel and frame maker A. Haeger, Berlin.
Ankarcrona was a member of the noble Ankarcrona family. Having shown an interest in and aptitude for art, the painter Georg von Rosen was sufficiently impressed to recommend that he should receive professional art instruction. He also suggested that Germany would be a more suitable place for those studies than Paris. Accordingly, he spent the years 1886 to 1889 at the Academy of Arts, Berlin. From 1889 to 1890, he was in Norway, applying what he had learned. After returning to Berlin, he came under the influence of the Dachau School, which involved a style of painting known as “heimat-kunst” (home art). In 1895, he returned to Sweden and, from 1896 to 1901, had a studio in Stockholm where he specialized in portraits.
In 1890, he became a member of the Konstnärsförbundet, a group that stood in opposition to the methods of the Royal Academy, although his views on art were not especially radical. He participated in several of their exhibitions until 1898, when he was excluded for not following the assigned program.
Measurements with frame 53,5×42,5cm Without frame 42×31cm
Dimensions: Height 42.0 cm (16.5 inches) x Width 31.0 cm (12.2 inches)
Price: 24 000 SEK (/)
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