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All works are by Nikolai Astrup (Norwegian, 1880–1928), unless otherwise noted.  

The Making of the Artist: Ålhus and Jølster

 

Henrik Lund
Norwegian, 1879–1935
Portrait of Nikolai Astrup, 1900
Oil on canvas
35 7/16 × 26 3/4 in. (90 × 68 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: Henrik Lund/1900
Oslo Museum
OB.00528

Funeral Day in Jølster, before 1908
Oil on canvas
26 3/4 × 28 3/4 in. (68 × 73 cm)
Signed lower left: ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00354/07

A Clear Night in June, 1905–7
Oil on canvas
58 1/4 × 59 13/16 in. (148 × 152 cm)
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00349/07

A Night in August, Jølster, before 1907
Oil on canvas
31 × 40 3/8 (78.7 × 102.5)
Signed lower right: ASTRUP
Private collection

Farmstead in Jølster, 1902
Oil on canvas
28 3/4 × 39 3/8 in. (73 × 100 cm)
Signed lower left: NIK. ASTRUP
KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
RMS.M.6 

Storehouse in Jølster, before 1905
Oil on canvas
26 × 39 in. (66 × 99 cm)
Signed lower left: Nikolai ASTRUP
National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo
NG.M.00664

Gray Spring Evening, before 1908
Oil on canvas
38 11/16 × 41 13/16 in. (98.2 × 106.2 cm)
Signed lower left: ASTRUP
KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
RMS.M.13

Spring Atmosphere at an Old Cotter’s Farm, 1907
Oil on canvas
32 5/16 × 43 11/16 in. (82 × 111 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: N. ASTRUP.07
Private collection

The Parsonage, before 1908
Oil on canvas
39 3/4 × 34 5/8 in. (101 × 88 cm)
Signed lower left: ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/ KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00363/07

The Parsonage in the Rain, before 1908
Oil on canvas
26 × 39 7/16 in. (66 × 100.2 cm)
Signed lower left: ASTRUP
KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
RMS.M.11

The Shady Side of the Jølster Parsonage, before 1908
Oil on canvas
46 7/16 × 51 15/16 in. (118 × 132 cm)
Signed lower right: ASTRUP
Private collection

By the Open Door, before 1911
Oil on canvas
34 1/4 × 43 5/16 in. (87 × 110 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Rainy Atmosphere beneath the Trees at Jølster Parsonage, before 1908
Oil on canvas
35 1/16 × 43 5/16 in. (89 × 110 cm)
Signed upper right: ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00374/07

View of the Parsonage, undated
Oil on canvas
33 7/8 × 43 5/16 in. (86 × 110 cm)
Signed lower left: Nik. ASTRUP
Private collection

Gray Spring Evening with Fruit Trees in Bloom, 1909
Oil on canvas
38 × 49 in. (96.5 × 124.5 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: ASTRUP/7 Juni.09
Collection of Lise M. Stolt-Nielsen

Summer Wind, Jølster Parsonage, before 1908
Oil on canvas
27 9/16 × 29 15/16 in. (70 × 76 cm)
Signed lower left: ASTRUP
Private collection

Night, before 1908
Oil on canvas
22 7/16 × 21 1/4 in. (57 × 54 cm)
Signed lower left: ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00387/07

Spring Night in the Garden, 1903
Oil on canvas
28 9/16 × 38 9/16 in. (72.5 × 98 cm)=
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

A Night in June in Jølster, c. 1909
Oil on canvas
29 15/16 × 37 5/8 in. (76 × 95.5 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Stavanger Art Museum, MUST
SG.1267

Distinctive Impressions I: Astrup as a Printmaker   


Small Self-Portrait
Woodblock: 1904; print: 1904
Black-and-white woodcut on paper
6 5/16 × 5 ¼ in. (16 × 13.3 cm)
Inscribed and dated in block, lower right: N. ASTRUP.04
Private collection

Small Grain Poles
Woodblocks: 1904; print: 1904
Color woodcut on paper
7 11/16 × 7 5/8 in. (19.5 × 19.4 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Small Grain Poles
Woodblocks: 1904; print: 1904
Color woodcut on paper
7 13/16 × 7 5/8 in. (19.8 × 19.4 cm)
Signed lower right: N. Astrup
Private collection 

Night Plowing
Woodblocks: 1900, 1905; print: c. 1905
Color woodcut on paper
7 × 10 3/16 in. (17.8 × 25.8 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00460/07

Night Plowing 
Woodblocks: 1900, 1905; print: c. 1926/27
Color woodcut with hand coloring on paper
7 1/16 x 10 3/16 (17.9 x 25.9 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection 

Home from Work 
Woodblocks: 1905; print, c. 1905
Color woodcut with hand coloring on paper
5 7/8 × 8 7/8 in. (14.9 × 22.5 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Home from Work 
Woodblocks: 1905; print: c. 1905
Color woodcut on paper
5 3/4 × 8 5/8 in. (14.6 × 21.9 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00409/07

Waterfall and Glacier
Woodblocks: 1907; print: 1907
Black-and-white woodcut on paper
6 1/4 × 6 1/8 in. (15.8 × 15.6 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00684/17

Waterfall and Glacier, 1907
Woodblocks: 1907; print: 1907
Color woodcut on paper
5 3/8 × 6 1/16 in. (13.7 × 15.4 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00413/07

The Moon in May 
Woodblocks: 1908; print: c. 1908
Color woodcut with hand coloring on paper
7 1/2 × 10 in. (19 × 25.4 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

The Moon in May
Woodblocks: 1908; print: c. 1908
Color woodcut with hand coloring, heightened with yellow gouache on paper
7 1/2 × 10 in. (19.1 × 25.4 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP; signed below image lower right, in pencil: N. Astrup
Private collection

The Moon in May 
Woodblocks: 1908; print: c. 1908
Color woodcut on paper
7 7/16 × 10 1/4 in. (18.9 × 26 cm)
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00454/07 

The Moon in May  
Woodblocks: 1908; print: c. 1908
Color woodcut with hand coloring on paper
7 7/16 × 9 15/16 in. (18.9 × 25.3 cm)
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00455/07

A Night in June in the Garden 
Woodblocks: 1909; print: c. 1909
Color woodcut on paper
12 × 16 1/8 in. (30.5 × 41 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection 

A Night in June in the Garden
Woodblocks: 1909; print: 1911
Color woodcut with hand coloring on paper
12 1/16 × 16 5/16 in. (30.7 × 41.5 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: N. ASTRUP 1911
Private Collection

A Night in June in the Garden 
Woodblocks: 1909; print: c. 1909
Color woodcut on paper
12 1/16 × 16 5/16 in. (30.7 × 41.5 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BB.B.5279 

A Night in June in the Garden 
Woodblocks: 1909; print: c. 1909
Color woodcut on paper
12 3/16 × 16 1/8 in. (31 × 41 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Bird on a Stone 
Woodblocks: c. 1905-14; print: by 1914
Color woodcut with hand coloring on paper
20 7/8 × 13 in. (53 × 33 cm)
Inscribed in block vertically at right: ASTRUP
Private collection

Bird on a Stone
Woodblocks: c. 1905-14; print: by 1914
Color woodcut on paper
17 1/2 × 12 7/8 in. (44.5 × 32.7 cm)
Inscribed in the block vertically at right: ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00484/07

Woodblock (double-sided) for Bird on a Stone, c. 1905-14
21 5/8 × 13 × 1 3/16 in. (55 × 33 × 3 cm)
Astruptunet, Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum, Museums of Sogn and Fjordane
AT-258ab 

Woodblock (double-sided) for Bird on a Stone, c. 1905-14
20 7/8 × 13 × 1 3/16 in. (55 × 33 × 3 cm)
Astruptunet, Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum, Museums of Sogn and Fjordane
AT-258cd

Distinctive Impressions II:  Blending Painting and Print 


A June Night and Old Jølster Farm, before 1911
Oil on canvas
34 5/8 × 41 5/16 in. (88 × 105 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Marsh Marigold Night 
Woodblock: before 1915; print: c. 1915
Color woodcut with hand coloring on paper
16 1/16 × 18 9/16 in. (40.8 × 47.1 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00470/07

Marsh Marigold Night 
Woodblock: before 1915; print: c. 1918
Black-and-white woodcut with wash on paper
15 3/16 × 18 1/2 in. (38.5 × 47 cm)
National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo
NGK&H.1971.0015

Woodblock (double-sided) for Marsh Marigold Night, before 1915
13 3/4 × 18 1/2 × 1 1/8 in. (35 × 47 × 2.8 cm)
Astruptunet, Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum, Museums of Sogn and Fjordane
AT-0271ab

Foxgloves, 1909
Oil on canvas
34 1/4 × 45 1/4 in. (87 × 115 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: N. ASTRUP 1909
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
NG.M.00961

Foxgloves, c. 1920
Oil on canvas
30 5/16 × 39 in. (77 × 99 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00351/07

Foxgloves 
Woodblocks: c. 1915-20; print: 1925
Color woodcut with hand coloring on paper
26 3/4 × 30 9/16 in. (68 × 77.6 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
NG.K&H.1976.0022

Foxgloves 
Woodblocks: c. 1915-20; print: 1927
Color woodcut on paper
27 ¼ × 30 3/4 in. (69.2 × 78.2 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Private Collection

Woodblock for Foxgloves, c. 1915-20
27 3/8 × 30 11/16 × 1 9/16 in. (69.5 × 78 × 3.9 cm)
Astruptunet, Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum, Museums of Sogn and Fjordane
AT-0283a

Woodblock for Foxgloves, c. 1915-20
27 3/16 × 30 11/16 × 1 9/16 in. (69 × 78 × 3.9 cm)
Astruptunet, Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum, Museums of Sogn and Fjordane
AT-0283a1

Woodblock for Foxgloves, c. 1915-20
27 3/16 × 30 11/16 × 1 5/8 in. (69 × 78 × 4.1 cm)
Astruptunet, Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum, Museums of Sogn and Fjordane
AT-0283a2

Milling Weather, c. 1902–05
Oil on board
17 11/16 × 22 1/16 in. (45 × 56 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00353/07

Milling Weather 
Woodblocks: 1916-17; print: 1916-17
Color woodcut on paper
15 9/16 × 19 11/16 in. (39.5 × 50 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Milling Weather
Woodblocks: 1916-17; print: 1916-17
Color woodcut on paper
16 1/4 × 19 11/16 in. (41.2 × 50 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00494/07

Milling Weather, 1916
Oil on canvas
33 7/8 × 41 5/16 in. (86 × 105 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00356/07

Artistic Crisis and Resolution: Sandalstrand

 
Bernhard Folkestad
Norwegian, 1879–1933
Portrait of Nikolai Astrup, c. 1911
Oil on canvas
47 1/4 × 35 7/16 in. (120 × 90 cm)
Signed and dated later, upper right: Bernhard Folkestad/ Berlin 1910
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00404/07

Rhubarb, 1911–21
Oil on canvas
36 5/8 × 43 5/16 in. (93 × 110 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: N. ASTRUP 1911
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00360/07

Birthday in the Parsonage Garden, 1911–27
Oil on canvas
51 3/16 × 62 5/8 in. (130 × 159 cm)
Signed lower right, posthumously: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00347/07

Maker unknown
Astrup’s Palette, before 1928
Wood, with oil paint
20 1/2 × 14 9/16 × 1 3/4 (52 × 37 × 4.5 cm)
Astruptunet, Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum, Museums of Sogn and Fjordane
AT-0601 

Maker unknown
Astrup’s wire-rimmed glasses, before 1928
Metal and glass
1 1/4 × 4 1/2 × 3/8 in. (3.2 × 11.5 × 1 cm)
Astruptunet, Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum, Museums of Sogn and Fjordane
AT-0117
NA.25.11

Receipt for “Night Light, Rhubarb, Goose, and Bird Cherry Tree,” 1927
Pen and ink on cardboard
7 5/16 × 10 5/8 in. (18.5 × 27 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: Sandal 1st Sept. 1927/Nikolai Astrup
Private collection

Moritz Kaland
Norwegian, 1869–1947
Portrait of Nikolai Astrup, 1914
Oil on canvas
41 3/4 × 34 15/16 in. (106 × 88.7 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: KALAND 1914
KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BB.M.00577

Sandalstrand
Illustration for Hans E Kinck, ‘Han som var saa fœl til at fri’ (‘He who was so keen to propose’), Jul i Norge (Christmas in Norway), 1917
Woodblock: 1917; print: 1917
Black-and-white woodcut on paper
10 5/8 × 21 3/8 in. (27 × 54.3 cm)
Inscribed in block, lower left: N ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00440/07

Growing Season Weather, 1918-21
Oil on canvas
31 1/8 × 39 in. (79 × 99 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Growing Season at Sandalstrand, 1923
Linoleum sheet and woodblock: 1923; print: 1923
Color linocut and woodcut with hand coloring on paper
16 9/16 × 21 in. (42 × 53.4 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00497/07

Apple Tree in Bloom, after 1925
Oil on canvas
30 11/16 × 39 3/8 in. (78 × 100 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00362/07

Spring in Jølster, after 1925
Oil on canvas
35 7/16 × 41 5/16 in. (90 × 105 cm)
Signed, possibly by another hand, lower right: N. ASTRUP
National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo
NG.M.01527

Night Light, Rhubarb, Goose, and Bird Cherry Tree, c. 1927
Oil on canvas
26 × 28 3/8 in. (66 × 72 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Rhubarb at Sandalstrand, after 1925
Oil on canvas
28 3/4 × 33 7/8 in. (73 × 86 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Collection of Lise M. Stolt-Nielsen

Sandalstrand with Rainbow, c. 1916-1926
Oil on canvas
23 1/4 × 29 1/8 in. (59 × 74 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Christmas Eve at Sandalstrand,
Woodblock: 1917–8; print: 1918
Black-and-white woodcut with wash on paper
13 1/16 × 19 13/16 in. (33.2 × 50.4 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00492/07

Christmas Eve at Sandalstrand 
Woodblock, 1917–18; print, 1918
Color woodcut on paper
13 5/16 × 19 7/8 in. (33.8 × 50.5 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Interior Still Life: Living Room at Sandalstrand, 1920-21
Oil on canvas
32 1/4 × 39 1/2 in. (81.9 × 100.4 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Interior Still Life: Christmas Morning, 1926–27
Oil on canvas
37 × 40 15/16 in. (94 × 104 cm)
Signed lower left: N. A. 
Private collection

Enchanted Landscapes: Nature and Myth

 
Spring and Desire 
Cover illustration for Stein Bugge, Vår og vilje, en ny historie (Spring and Desire, A New Story
Woodblocks:1916; print: 1916
Color woodcut on paper
14 3/16 × 11 in. (36.1 × 27.9 cm)
Inscribed in block lower left: NA
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00655/15

Elements from Spring and Desire
Woodblocks: c. 1916; print: 1916–17
Color woodcut on paper
13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in. (35.2 × 27.8 cm)
Signed lower left: N ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00456/07

Spring Night and Willow
Woodblocks: 1917; print: 1917
Chiaroscuro woodcut on paper
13 11/16 × 10 13/16 in. (34.7 × 27.5 cm)
Inscribed in block, lower left: NA; signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

Spring Night and Willow 
Woodblocks: 1917; print: after 1920
Color woodcut with hand coloring on paper
13 7/8 x 11 in. (35.2 x 27.9 cm)
Signed upper left: N. ASTRUP
Private collection

A Morning in March, c. 1920
Oil on canvas
25 9/16 × 18 5/16 in. (65 × 46.5 cm)
Signed and titled, lower right: MartzmoRGeN /N·ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00352/07

Grain Poles, c. 1920
Oil on canvas
35 7/16 × 37 13/16 in. (90 × 96 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00400/07

Cold Spring, 1927
Oil on canvas
26 3/8 × 28 3/8 in. (67 × 72 cm)
Signed lower right: N·A·
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00370/07

Barren Mountain (Kollen), 1905–6
Oil on canvas
39 7/16 × 47 3/8 in. (100.2 × 120.3 cm)
Signed lower right: ASTRUP
KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
RMS.M.10

The White Horse in Spring, 1914–15/retouched, 1927
Oil on canvas
35 7/16 × 41 5/16 in. (90 × 105 cm)
Signed lower left, posthumously: N. ASTRUP
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
NG.M.02743

Preparations for the Midsummer Eve Bonfire, 1908
Oil on canvas
30 5/16 × 38 9/16 in. (77 × 98 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: N. ASTRUP. 08
Private collection

Midsummer Eve Bonfire, before 1911
Oil on canvas
33 7/16 × 41 3/4 in. (85 × 106 cm)
Signed lower right: Nik. ASTRUP
Private collection

Bonfire Celebrating Midsummer Night, 1912; retouched, 1926
Oil on paper glued to backing board
35 1/16 × 41 5/16 in. (89 × 105 cm)
Signed lower left: N. ASTRUP
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
NG.M.03609

Midsummer Eve Bonfire, 1915
Oil on canvas
53 9/16 × 77 3/16 in. (136 × 196 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.348/07

Midsummer Eve Bonfire
Woodblock: before 1917; print: after 1917
Black-and-white woodcut on paper
13 9/16 × 13 3/8 in. (34.5 × 34 cm)
Private collection

Midsummer Eve Bonfire
Woodblock: before 1917; print: after 1917
Color woodcut on paper
14 × 13 3/4 in. (35.5 × 35 cm)
Private collection

Midsummer Eve Bonfire, after 1917
Oil on canvas
23 5/8 × 26 in. (60 × 66 cm)
Signed lower right: N. ASTRUP 
Savings Bank Foundation DNB/KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen
BKM.Dep.00355/07