Witch - Christiania, Norway (Distant View of Oslo)
Christiania, Norway (Distant View of Oslo), watercolour and gouache, signed 'Witch', titled and dated 1846. From 1624 -1877 Olso was known as Christiania.
Until the 19th century, Royal courts and aristocrats preferred to import paintings and sculptures from Central Europe, as the northern European had no independent art scene of their own.
In the 19th century, a new national awareness appeared and artists played a considerable part in this development, with landscape painting being the definitive theme in Scandinavia. This was followed by a new generation of artists inspired by Impressionism and Naturalism, with Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944) being Scandinavia’s best-known artist.
Many Scandinavian artists of this period are now in the process of being rediscovered.
H:19.5 W:27 cm