Autumn, Varberg
  • TitleAutumn, Varberg
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on wood
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 32 x 41 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 42 x 50 x 4 cm
  • DatingSign. 1888
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Nils Kreuger, Swedish, born 1858-10-10, dead 1930-05-11
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 4120
  • AcquisitionBequest of John and Ellen Josephson 1945
  • Description
    Images and media

    In early 1887, Kreuger returned from France, where he had been living for six years. That autumn, he and his wife Bertha moved to Varberg. This view of a rainy street is from the year after and resembles Kreuger’s paintings from his time in France. The fence in the foreground forms a diagonal, drawing the viewer’s gaze into the picture. The grey tones convey a strong sense of dampness and a chilly breeze, with wooden houses and almost-bare trees. A solitary figure struggles against the wind along the red hoarding.