Karl Frederik Nordström - The Headland, 1894

Karl Frederik Nordström (Stenkyrka, 1855 - 1923, Drottningholm)

The Headland, 1894

Pastel on paper, 35 x 45 cm (13 3/4 x 17 11/16 in.) sheet


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Acquired by the Swedish artist Anders Zorn (1860-1920) from Karl Frederik Nordström at the National Romantic artists' colony, Varberg, summer 1894.
Gift from Anders Zorn to Isabella Stewart Gardner, Venice, October 1894.


Inscribed (lower left, in yellow pastel): KN (?) [in monogram]

Dimension Notes

Frame: 38 x 47 x 0.7 cm (14 15/16 x 18 1/2 x 1/4 in.)


Catalogue. Fenway Court. (Boston, 1903), p. 1. (as by "Nordheim," probably a mondegreen for "Nordström")
Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), p. 251. (as by Nordheim)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 35. (as by Nordheim)
Kjell Boström. "En kuriös attribution." Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, vol. 17 (1948), pp. 17-18, ill. (as by Nordström, 1894-1895)
Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1974), p. 173, ill. (as by Nordström, about 1893-1895, when the artist lived in Varberg)
Michelle Facos. Swedish Impressionism’s Boston Champion: Anders Zorn and Isabella Stewart Gardner. Exploring Treasures in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum VI. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1993), p. 40, n31. (as by Nordström)
Anne-Marie Eze in Oliver Tostmann et al. Anders Zorn: A European Artist Seduces America. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2013), pp. 61, 160-61, n3, no. 26c. (as by Nordström, 1894)

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