17 June 2004
Bruno Andreas Liljefors (Swedish, 1860-1939)
Fox in a Winter landscape (Räv i vinterlandskap)
signed and dated 'Bruno Liljefors/1930' (lower left)
oil on canvas
20½ x 29 5/8 in. (52 x 75 cm.)
Painted in 1930.
Acquired from the artist through Fritzes Hovbokhandel, Stockholm by the father of the present owner on 27 October 1934.
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Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Thirty-first Annual International Exhibition of Paintings, October-December 1933, no. 288.
According to information that the first owner of the work received from Bruno Liljefors himself in 1937, the present work was painted during the time the artist lived in Dannemora, but after a sketch he made during his celebrated Mörkö period. Liljefors himself apparently chose this one painting to represent his work at the Carnegie exhibition in 1933 and subsequently advised the present owner's father to purchase it from Fritzes when it was returned to Sweden in 1934.
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