Letter

Astrup, Nikolai to Kramer, Per
1922-02 - 1922-03

Transcription:

Siri Katinka Valdez

Translation:

Francesca Nichols

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Letter

Astrup, Nikolai to Kramer, Per
1922-02 - 1922-03
ubb-ms-1808-j-2-2, MARCUS – Spesialsamlingene ved Universitetsbiblioteket i Bergen

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Transcription: Siri Katinka Valdez

Translation: Francesca Nichols

Transcription

ang. vestlandsutstilling

(den förste)   

Kjære Kramer!

Kùn et par ord i rasende fart – jeg fik nemlig 

dit brev for et par minùtter siden – tusend tak baade

for det og for pakken (som vi dog endnù ikke har faaet)

Det glæder mig meget at Revold har været oppe

hos dere og vil have dere med – gjör alvor af det!

Jeg skrev vist for et par dage siden et meningslöst

brev, – jeg var daarlig – dù faar ùndskylde – jeg sover

ikke nogen nætter for tiden. ––– 

Ja det, det gjaldt, var altsaa billederne, som dù spör om, 

Af <Urdals> billeder önsker jeg ikke andre med end

det sidste – om han vil laane det – og kanske træsnittet

"Kornstaùr i maaneskin". "Kornstaùr billedet" fra Sandal ön-

sker jeg ikke med (da jeg som dù veed har et andet

af samme motiv ùnder arbeide – og kompositionen

er sterkt forandret, – <saa> naar jeg da engang skal udstille et

vil jeg ikke at folk skal forveksle de to billeder – erind-

ringen om det ene vil skade det andre – de ödelægger

hinanden – jeg er ogsaa helt misfornöiet med kompositionen <i>

Translation

Re: the West Norway Exhibition 

(the first)   

Dear Kramer!

Just a few words in frenzied haste – for I received 

your letter a few minutes ago – many thanks for both

it and for the package (which we have not yet received though)

It pleases me greatly that Revold has been up

to see you and wants you to come along – do it seriously!

I evidently wrote a few days ago a meaningless

letter, – I was ill – you must forgive me – I am 

not sleeping at night lately. ––– 

Well what it had to do with, was the pictures, that you ask about, 

Among <Urdal’s> pictures I do not wish to have any but

the last one included – if he will lend it out – and perhaps the woodcut

“Grain poles in moonlight”. “The grain poles picture” from Sandal I do

not wish to include (since I as you know have another one

of the same motif in progress – and the composition

is greatly altered, – <so> when I shall one day exhibit one of them

I do not want people to confuse the two pictures – a recol-

lection of one of them will hurt the other – they destroy

each other – I am also thoroughly dissatisfied with the composition <in>

Urdal’s “Grain pole picture”) – I therefore do not wish to include it.

From you – I will perhaps borrow the woodcut “Salome” and the wood-

cut “Night in June and marigolds” – and if Revold agrees then perhaps

also “Foxgloves in the blueberry forest” or whatever you wish to call 

it. Did Revold see the “Rhubarb picture” and what did he say:

“old fashioned”? I don’t dare to include it (if you will lend it out)

out of fear of Meyer’s wrath, and you know I must remain

at least a little friendly with him for the sake of the loan – I have planned –

to make a new “rhubarb picture” – essentially for “appearance sake”,

which I might show Meyer – if he wants to have it, – he could then

scarcely differentiate between the old and new, – I can say,

that I have adjusted yours “since the last time” [he saw it] – Well your friend Eie may

have told Meyer that you have it. Meyer did not ask about

it this autumn – strangely enough. –––

I just now received a nice letter from Revold – as well – well

I leave this matter of the exhibition of my things totally up to you and him

with the exception of course of Urdal’s Grain pole picture (the painting).

We will probably come to town by the 20th, if the exhibition 

lasts that long – if not – then let us know. 

Well excuse the hast, Engel and the children send their greetings to you and your

entire family. Greetings to your Aagot and the children and may you yourself accept the warmest

greetings from

Your Astrup

P.S. Meyer’s woodcut “March atmosphere” might perhaps

be included in the exhibition – I have not yet managed to print this one

for you