The Thicket

Technique: unknown, 1902 - 1905

Unknown owner

There are no known descriptions or photographs of this painting, but Astrup’s title, Runnen, suggests that the subject may have been an area of undergrowth or a clump of trees. Astrup himself refers to the painting July Night, Fringe of the Forest (N026) as having a “similar subject” in his list in 1927.

The painting was bought for 15 Norwegian kroner by Johan Fredrik Thaulow (1840–1912) at Astrup’s solo exhibition at Blomqvist in 1905. Thaulow was a lieutenant general, and the head of the Norwegian army’s medical service and Norwegian Red Cross. He was also a physician and politician. The painting was loaned to Astrup’s exhibition at Kunstnerforbundet (artists’ association) in Oslo in 1911, the year before the general died. Its subsequent history is unknown.  

Technical description




Nikolai Astrup



Purchased at exhibition by

Johan Fredrik Thaulow


Exhibition history

Solo exhibition

1905-4-1 - 1905-4-30

Nikolai Astrup

Kristiania (Oslo)

Catalogue number [6]

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1911-1-22 - 1911-2-12

Nikolai Astrup

Kristiania (Oslo)

Catalogue number [30]

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Group exhibition