'Sunday Morning at the News Agent Stockholm' by Rudolf Carlborg (1949)
'Sunday Morning at the News Agent Stockholm', gouache on art paper, by Rudolf Carlborg (1949). Although dated 1949, the scene depicted is closer to the turn of the 20th century. The clothing worn by the customers and staff, along with the decor hint at the period depicted. Carlborg is well known for his paintings of interiors and architectural images which have also had the positive effect of preserving images of the customs and social behaviour of the Swedish. Not only are they of historical interest, but they are most of all, very charming. The charm is to be found in the detail of the interior. The painted ceiling, the lighting, flooring, the wooden counter and of course, the clothing being worn as well as the faces all delight the viewer. This work is in good overall condition having been cleaned and reconditioned by an art restoration specialist. It is also newly framed and glazed with anti-reflective glass. It is signed by the artist in the lower right hand and dated. Please enjoy the many photos that accompany this listing. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: Carl Rudolf Carlborg, (1892-1963), was a Swedish artist, interior designer and a cultural-historical environmental painter. He studied at the Technical School in Stockholm and was then employed by the Nordic Company's (NK) architectural office, where he worked on their behalf in Buenos Aires from 1919-1923. His greatest work was to draw and lead the project for the construction of the Nordic Company's department store building for furniture and interior design in Buenos Aires. At the same time as working at NK, he conducted joint studies in furniture architecture together with Albin Elison (1910-1919). His art became known to the general public through a series of works in the Publicist Club's, Christmas Eve, 1943. His visual art consists of paintings with interiors and architectural images in watercolours and gouache. His work is held in many private collections and represented in the Stockholm City Museum, Norrköping Art Museum and the Ostergötland Museum.
Dimensions with Frame:
H 48 cm / 18.9"
W 45 cm / 17.7"
Dimensions without Frame:
H 35 cm / 13.8"
W 32 cm / 12.6"