At the Hamar Exhibition in the summer of 1908, Astrup presented two pictures: "Summer Night before Harvest" (K71) and "A Tale from Jølster" (K38). These paintings were exhibited in Astrup’s solo exhibition at Bergen Art Society earlier the same year. Many of Norway’s most famous artists were represented, but the review in Oplandet mentioned Astrup in particular: “what draws one’s attention to these two pictures is that they somehow represent the new so-called French naïve style – naïve because everything is seen through the eyes of a child, so to speak, and hence the simple effect of the execution”. Einar Lunde bought the painting A Tale from Jølster, and later donated it, along with the rest of his collection, to Lillehammer Art Museum.