Technical description

The artist does not write directly about this painting, yet reflects on what he calls “autumn colours” in his notebook Blandede motiver (Miscellaneous Motifs). In one colour composition he juxtaposes nuances of blood red, orange, crimson, a pinkish white and blue with olive-green, yellow, olive-blue and violet. The colours were alternately matt and glossy in order to create an atmospheric effect. Some of the same effect can be traced in this painting. The colour scheme resembles that used in Farmyard in Jølster (K25; 1902) and Storehouse in Jølster (K41; 1902–1905).

Astrup states in his catalogue of works from 1927 that painting number 64, “Autumn Rain in a Mountain Village” is painted with “the cheap 15-öre amateur paint tubes and on cardboard canvas”. This corresponds with the support material stated in the National Museum’s collection catalogue: oil on canvas glued to cardboard on fibreboard. 




Nikolai Astrup



Purchased at exhibition by

Helga Marie Reusch



Gift to


Exhibition history

Solo exhibition

1911-1-22 - 1911-2-12

Nikolai Astrup

Kristiania (Oslo)

Catalogue number [50]

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1928-11-11 - 1928-12-9

Nikolai Astrup. Mindeutstilling

Kristiania (Oslo)

Catalogue number [246]

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Group exhibition

1901-3 - 1901-4


Kristiania (Oslo)

Catalogue number [no]

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1906-9-29 - 1906-12-1

Den Norske Udstilling


Catalogue number 1

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Loge, Øystein. Betrothed to Nature. Oslo: Det Norske Samlaget, 2010.