Svanøybukten (bay)

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KODE Kunstmuseer og komponisthjem (KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes), Sparebankstiftelsen DnB

“[T]his wooded Island amidst the grey naked islets in the outer skerries, – a green emerald in the wine-blue sea – a poet might have said.” This is how Astrup described Svanøy, which is situated at the extreme tip of land by the mouth of Førdefjorden. The painting depicts the view from above Svanøybukten facing the fjord, in bird’s-eye perspective, with taut, diagonal lines. Astrup was a close friend of the family at Svanøy Manor, which we can see, with its white walls and red roof, to the left in the painting. He visited them several times between 1900 and 1905, and had a passing relationship with Knuthild Holm, the niece of the Mrs. Holm, the proprietor of the manor.

-1903-1905:

Nikolai Astrup

(1880-1928)

-1950:

Nicolai Sivert Beer

(1885-1950)

1905-1908:

Thorolf Holmboe

(1866-1935)

1908-:

Rasmus Meyer

(1858-1916)

1950-1986-:

Magdalena Elisabeth Krøpelien Gran Beer

(1894-1986)

1986-:

Magdalena "Mass" Elisabeth Kure

(1916-)

-1994-2005:

Exhibition_history

Separate_exhibition

1905-4-1 - 1905-4-30

Nikolai Astrup

Kristiania (Oslo)

1

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1908-5-3 - 1908-5-27

Nikolai Astrups Maleriutstilling

Bergen

52

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1911-1-22 - 1911-2-12

Nikolai Astrup

Kristiania (Oslo)

23

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1928-10-10 - 1928-11-4

Nikolai Astrup. Mindeutstilling

Bergen

31

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1928-11-11 - 1928-12-9

Nikolai Astrup. Mindeutstilling

Kristiania (Oslo)

31

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Group_exhibition

1906-9-29 - 1906-12-1

Den Norske Udstilling

København:

10

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C. W. Blomqvist Kunsthandel, Kvittering (receipt). 1905–04–27.

Werenskiold, Erik, Fortegnelse over kunstværkerne paa den norske udstilling. [s.n.]. København, 1906, 3.

Loge, Øystein, Gartneren under regnbuen. Hjemstavnskunstneren Nikolai Astrup. Dreyers Forlag. Oslo, 1986, 298.

Bergens kunstforening, Katalog over Nikolai Astrups Maleriutstilling. Bjarne Klausens Bogtrykkeri. Bergen, 1908, [upag].