Swedish naive folk art family memorial board signed and dated 1865
Swedish naive folk art family memorial board signed and dated 1865
Swedish naive folk art family memorial board signed and dated 1865
Swedish naive folk art family memorial board signed and dated 1865

Swedish naive folk art family memorial board signed and dated 1865

 

A wonderful, and not at all depressing, large and highly decorative Swedish naïve, folk art family memorial board, signed and dated lower right 1865. Rather more a celebration than a memorial.

 

Here there are colourful trees and flowers, pillars and decoration, memorialising a much loved family.  There are prancing deer and motifs of agricultural life. 

 

Sadly the children, a boy and a girl, died aged only 7 and 10 years old.  A poignant reminder of child mortality in the nineteenth century.  The parents died shortly before this memorial was painted in 1863 and 1864.

 

This watercolour painting retains its exceptional colour with a little water staining and damage to the extremities.  

 

Framed under glass in a fine birch frame with ebonised corner sections.

 

Frame:  17.25” x 14”  44 x 36cm

Sight:  15.25” x 12”  39 x 30 cm

 

 

£395

 

Ref:  598

 

 

Swedish naive folk art family memorial board signed and dated 1865
Swedish naive folk art family memorial board signed and dated 1865