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Swedish 19th & 20th century art

Swedish 19th & 20th century art

During the 19th century, art shifted somewhat in character vis-á-vis the past. A growing bourgeoisie sought art to decorate their homes, and this lead to a blooming art market with different art schools, movements and styles. Thus, there are many high quality artworks from this period.

During this period the Swedish art developed its own distinctive character. At the end of the century the Nordic light became known to the world and the ABC artists (Anders Zorn, Bruno Liljefors and Carl Larsson) gained a prominent role. Uppsala Auktionskammare has over the years been entrusted to sell a number of very high quality works of classical Swedish art by the ABC artists. Other popular artists that reflects other artistic movements are August Strindberg, Ivan Aguéli, Ernst Josephson och Carl Fredrik Hill.

The prices, for Swedish 19th & 20th century art, realised at our Important sales proves that we are marketplace at an international level with a stable customer base.

Classical sculpture includes all sculptures made before the 20th century. Signed decorative sculptures made by known artists and sculptures are sought after. Older unsigned sculptures that are decorative can also reach high values and are often in demand internationally. Most expensive at auctions are sculptures in bronze and marble.

Uppsala Auktionskammare had over the years reached high prices of sculptures by Carl Milles, Christian Berg, Per Hasselberg.

The demand for decorative and high-class sculptures has over the last decade increased significantly and the art form is today popular for art collectors and interior designers worldwide.


We welcome consignments to our upcoming sales. With years of experience and detailed knowledge of current market trends, our specialists have the authority to give accurate valuations. They will gladly help you with a complimentary valuation without obligation. Please contact:

Julia Unge Sörling
Phone: +46 (0)18-18 35 10
sorling@uppsalaauktion.se
Cronje van Walleghem
+46 (0)18-18 35 15
walleghem@uppsalaauktion.se

Highlights

  • Bruno Liljefors, "Ejdrar på skäret". Lot sold: 3.700.000 SEK.
  • Carl Larsson, "Rygg och ros". Lot sold: 2.100.000 SEK.
  • Bruno Liljefors, "Smygande katt". Lot sold: 2.100.000 SEK.
  • Carl Larsson, "Lisbeth och körsbärsblom". Lot sold 3.100.000 SEK.
  • Carl Fredrik Hill, ”Havsbris – Luc-sur-Mer”. Lot sold: 4.300.000 SEK.
  • Ernst Josephson, Portrait of the Swedish artist Axel Borg. Lot sold: 1.400.000 SEK.
  • Carl Fredrik Hill, "Bois-le-Roi". Lot sold: 1.800.000 SEK.
  • Anderz Zorn, "Jollen". Lot sold: 7.600.000 SEK.

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