1950, 'White Pitcher with Pears.' Hans Osswald


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1950, 'White Pitcher with Pears.' Hans Osswald

950, oil on canvas, 'White Pitcher with Pears.' by Swedish artist, Hans Osswald.

Delicious painting, fresh with spring colours, depicting a white jug with a scalloped neck and two green pears. A brown paper bag coloured background is overlaid with inch-wide vertical, cyan stokes.


Hans Osswald (1919-1983)

Hans August Osswald (originally Andersson) was born on 29th August 1919 in Örebro. He was a Swedish painter and book illustrator.

Osswald first exhibited at Louis Hahnes Konsthandel, Stockholm in 1947. Other exhibitions include Örebro (1951), Kalmar (1952), Dalarnas Art Association in Falun; ABF, Ludvika (1951) and a 'Graphic and Sculpture’ (Grafik och Skulpturs) travelling exhibition in 1953.

Examples of his work can be seen at the National Museum in Stockholm, Malmö Museum and Eskilstuna museum.

Original frame, ready to hang
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 38 x 43
Inches: 15 x 17
CM: 19.5 x 25
Inches: 8 x 10
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: Swedish School, signed and dated top left. Titled, signed and dated verso.
Condition: Very good.
Date: 1950

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