Landscapes of Sweden just a little while ago. Jonas Helmer Osslund (Åslund), painter. Living from 1866 to 1938, He specialized in motifs from Lappland. Studied art in Paris at the Académie Colarossi.

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Coastal landscape from the north of Sweden, No date. Oil on canvas. Signed “Helmer Osslund”. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/625/423-helmer-osslund-coastal-landscape-from-the-north-of-sweden
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“A Summer Evening by Kallsjön.” No date. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Helmer_Osslund_-_A_Summer_Evening_by_Kallsj%C3%B6n_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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“Nipor i kvällssol” (Sunset over sandy river banks). No date. Oil on greaseproof paper. Signed “Helmer Osslund.” Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/625/421-helmer-osslund-nipor-i-kvallssol-sunset-over-sandy-river-banks
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“Kvikkjokk.” 1910. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://en.wahooart.com/@@/AQTFCC-Helmer-Osslund-Kvikkjokk

Oh to get to live on the top of a candlestick and make everything brighter! Ormolu on Gustavian candlesticks from the end of the 18th century. Swedish.

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Candlesticks. 1800. Late Gustavian. Swedish. porphyry and ormolu. Maker not known. Image © 2020 Lundgrens Antikhandel AB. Fair use license. via http://www.lundgrensantik.se/works-of-art/pair-of-swedish-porphyr-candlesticks-late-gustavian-circa-1800/images/1
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Pair of candlesticks, each in the form of a maiden with an urn shaped candle holder, standing on a marble column on a square base. ca. 1790. Gustavaian. Made in Stockholm, Sweden. Ormolu and white marble. Image © 2020 ArtOrigo.com. Fair use license. via https://artorigo.com/lighting/a-pair-of-gustavian-ormolu-and-white-marble-candlesticks-stockholm-circa-1790/id-10615
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Pair of candlesticks, each modeled with a sitting mermaid on a round marble pedestal holding a urn shaped candleholder aloft. Late 18th c. Gustavian. Swedish. Ormolu and marble. Maker not known. Image © Hoffmans, Stockholm. Fair use license. via https://www.hoffmansantikhandel.se/portfolio/pair-director-candlesticks-late-18th-century/

Putti having fun painted by Swedish painter and decorative artist Johan Pasch the Elder (1706-1769).

"Allegori över de fyra elementen - Vattnet."
“Allegori över de fyra elementen – Vattnet.” 18th c. Door covering, oil on canvas. Image source: Stockholms Auktionsverk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Johan_Pasch,_Allegori_%C3%B6ver_de_fyra_elementen_-_Vattnet,_d%C3%B6rr%C3%B6verstycke.jpg
Pastoral scene with reading shepherdess. 18th c.
Pastoral scene with reading shepherdess. 18th c. Panel. After 1761 because the motif with the reading shepherdess in center of the panel Pasch borrowed from the artist François Boucher’s 1761 work “Les Confidences de l’amour.” Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/589/1012-johan-pasch-attributed-to-panel-pastoral-scene-with-reading-shepherdess
Door cover with a mythological motif of a putti sleeping on clouds.
Door cover with a mythological motif of a putti sleeping on clouds. 18th c. Door cover, oil on canvas. Painted by Pasch. Image © 2020 MutualArt Services, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Mytologiskt-motiv-med-sovande-amorin-pa-/8DA683BA3E907CAD
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“Allegori över de fyra elementen – Elden.” 18th c. Door cover. Image courtesy Stockholms Auktionsverket. Image © 2020 MutualArt Services, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Allegori-over-de-fyra-elementen—Elden-/C5C382B94866BC8F

Blue-green Art Deco stoneware from Sweden. Part of Wilhelm Kåge’s “Argenta” series which he produced for the Gustavsberg Factory.

Vase. 1930s-1940s.
Vase. 1930s-1940s. Stoneware with a green glaze and silver overlay. Stamped: “Argenta 1046 / Gustavsberg Kåge.” Image © Maison Gerard, New York. Fair use license. via http://www.maisongerard.com/collection/wilhelm-kage-1889-1961-for-gustavsberg4
Vase. No exact date.
Vase. No exact date. Stoneware with green glaze and silver overlay. Makers marks on the underside. Image © 2008-2019 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/569/875-a-wilhelm-kage-argenta-stoneware-vase-gustavsberg
Charger. Early 20th c.
Charger. Early 20th c. Stoneware with a green glaze and silver overlay. Makers marks on underside. Image © 2019 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2066762/wilhelm-kage-argenta-series-charger-for-gustavsberg

Very early abstracts by Hilma af Klint. A Swedish artist and mystic, she lived from 1862 to 1944.

Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece (Grupp X, nr 1, Altarbild), from "Altarpieces" (Altarbilder).1915
Altarpieces: Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece. 1915. © Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/hilma-af-klints-occult-spirituality-makes-perfect-artist-technologically-disrupted-time-1376587
“Group IV, The Ten Largest, No. 9, Old Age.” 1907.
“Group IV, The Ten Largest, No. 9, Old Age.” 1907. © The Hilma af Klint Foundation, Stockholm. Fair use license. via https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/arts/design/hilma-af-klint-guggenheim.html
"The Dove, Number 08, Group IX/UW, No. 32." 1915.
“The Dove, Number 08, Group IX/UW, No. 32.” 1915. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=244224

Images of Saint Petersburg under Catherine the Great and a while after. One showing the empress herself. Benjamin Paterssen (or Patersen), artist. Born in Sweden around 1750, he worked in Saint Petersburg where he died in 1815.

"The Great Gostiny Dvor at the intersection of Sadovaya Street and Nevsky Prospekt." ca. 1800.
“The Great Gostiny Dvor at the intersection of Sadovaya Street and Nevsky Prospekt.” ca. 1800. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gostiny1802.jpg
"Saint Petersburg (Russia), Senate Square." 1799.
“Saint Petersburg (Russia), Senate Square.” 1799. Painting. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blist_pet.jpeg
"Catherine the Great Visiting the Ice Mountain, Saint Petersburg."
“Catherine the Great Visiting the Ice Mountain, Saint Petersburg,” showing the empress being led from the direction of the Winter Palace by a procession of mounted guardsmen, towards the temporary ‘ice mountain’ on the frozen River Neva. The crowd is about to witness Catherine the Great joining them in her favorite winter pastime of riding down the ice slide. The Imperial Academy of Arts can be glimpsed in the background. 1788. Grey ink and watercolor with gouache. Signed, inscribed and dated on the lower right ‘Benj:Patersson pinxit 1788’. Private collection. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/p/patersso/icemount.html
"View of Saint Petersburg in the centenary celebration's day." ca. 1803.
“View of Saint Petersburg in the centenary celebration’s day.” ca. 1803. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_of_Saint_Petersburg_in_the_centenary_celebration%27s_day.jpg

People getting bored and hanging out in the artwork waiting for everyone to go home for the night so they can have fun. Swedish.Julius Kronberg, artist (1850-1921).

"Hvilande danserska." 1880.
“Hvilande danserska.” 1880. Watercolor. Image © 2018 Blouin Corp. Fair use license. via https://blouinartsalesindex.com/auctions/Julius-Kronberg-6108342/Hvilande-danserska-1890
"Perseus releases Andromeda" (detail). 1918.
“Perseus releases Andromeda” (detail). 1918. Oil on plaster with putty fabric. Collection of the Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm. Photo credit: Samuel Uhrdin. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M%C3%A5lning._Julius_Kronberg._Perseus_befriar_Andromeda._1918._Detalj_-_Hallwylska_museet_-_21483.tif
"The Sacrifice of Hope on the Altar of Love." 1884.
“The Sacrifice of Hope on the Altar of Love.” 1884. Gold bronze with watercolor and gouache. Image © 2018, Blouin Corp. Fair use license. via https://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide-venues/753196/past-results/107998?currency=usd
"David and Saul." 1885.
“David and Saul.” 1885. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Julius_Kronberg_David_och_Saul_1885.jpg