Solar Mysticism (sketch)

Technique: unknown, 1903 - 1908

Unknown owner

There are no known descriptions or photographs of this painting, but Astrup’s title indicates that it depicts a landscape bathed in sunlight. The title “Solar Mysticism” also suggests parallels to Landscape with Children (K29), because Astrup described the latter as a kind of “dark solar mysticism”.

The painting was on sale at Astrup’s exhibition at Bergens kunstforening (art society) in 1908 for 25 kroner, and it was sold to “Mrs. Fredriksen”. She has not been identified. Nor was Astrup aware of the identity of the owner when he entered the work on his list in 1927. The history of the picture is therefore unknown after it was sold in 1908.  

Technical description




Nikolai Astrup



Purchased at exhibition by

Fru Fredriksen

Exhibition history

Solo exhibition

1908-5-3 - 1908-5-27

Nikolai Astrups Maleriutstilling


Catalogue number 35

See exhibition

Group exhibition


Bergens kunstforening. Katalog over Nikolai Astrups Maleriutstilling. Bergen: Bergens kunstforening, 1908.