John Fredrik Bygler

Fisherman in an Archipelago, c. 1860
Oil Paint
20.50 x 25.50 in
A classic example of 19th-century Romanticism, depicting the bay of a swampy island in an archipelago, with fishermen in small boats plying their trade. The artist was Swedish, and this could well be the island area around Stockholm: at the Stockholm City Museum there is an oil painting by Johan Bygler depicting a view from the Karlberg Canal looking towards Lake Ulvsundasjön. Comes in ornate gilt frame in very good shape for its age. Painting is on panel and in excellent condition. 20.5" x 25.5" with frame, 15.7" x 20.7" without frame.