Pair of Framed Lithographs by M. Körner, a Well-Known 19th Century Swedish Artist
These are two beautifully framed lithographs by one of the most celebrated Swedish artists of the 19th Century. Many of his lithographs are used in the 19th Century book, "Game Birds and Wild Fowl of Sweden and Norway", by Llewelyn Lloyd, published in 1867 after Körner, the artist, had passed away. The two lithographs that we have for sale are featured in Loyd's 19th century book.
The lithographs are set into three tiered frames. The frame measures on the outside 14 1/2 inches by 12 3/8 inches. The inside frame measures 9 5/8 inches by 7 5/8 inches. There is some wear especially on the outer edge of the frames.
The first lithograph is tiled “The Common Seal” and shows three seals resting on large boulders in a Scandinavian Bay. In the background is ship, perhaps steaming into port. There is also a large flock of birds circling over a coastal cliff.
The second lithograph is titled “The Grey Seal” and shows four seals in the foreground on a large rock, as well as two seals on a cliff in the background. A ship and birds are also shown in the background near the edge of the coast.
In each lithographic the artist used neutral greys, and blues, as well as a yellow oxide color. Cross hatching is used to give depth to the rocks and ocean waves.
Each lithograph is 7 5/8 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Taking the lithographs out of the frame, we discovered the date 1850 written at the bottom of each lithograph.
Together these are two wonderful pieces of art by a very well known Swedish artist, framed and ready to hang on your wall.' This pair of lithographs were purchased in England.