oil on wood panel signed AML unframed 14.5 x 24.3 cm framed 24.5 x 34.5 cm
Provenance: A Swedish private collection.
Essay: The small yet stirring painting "Landscape With Mill at Sunset" showcases the remarkable talent of Swedish painter Mauritz Lindström. He was a respected artist whose landscapes are imbued with atmospheric depth, often called the Swedish Peder Mönsted.
Lindström married Anna Elisabeth Helena von Götz in 1888. His artistic journey took him from the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm to the influential art scenes of Munich and Paris, and he even spent a significant period in England, primarily London, from the early 1880s until 1889.
The painting depicts a windmill perched atop a hill, its sails stark against the soft glow of the setting sun—a frequent subject that Lindström returned to, capturing the evocative moods of the landscape.
Lindström joined the Opponents, a group challenging the academic norms of the time, and his work was featured in their groundbreaking exhibitions. His pieces, including "Autumn Landscape" and "Motif from Scotland," the latter purchased during an Opponent exhibition in 1885 is in the Nationalmuseum Stockholm collection.
A member of the Artists' Association, Lindström was closely aligned with their objectives until he chose to follow his path following a division in the organization in the early 1890s. This painting, with its reflective waters and the tranquil expanse of the land under a dramatic sky, is a testament to his lifelong dedication to capturing the essence of nature's quiet moments.
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