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The most expensive Swedish artwork ever sold at auction


Anders Zorn, “Sunday morning”, just sold at Bukowskis for 35 250 000 SEK


With an estimate of 12–15 MSEK, the expectations were high when Anders Zorn’s masterpiece “Söndagsmorgon (Sunday morning)” went under the hammer at this year’s most prominent and final Live auction – Important Winter Sale. The opening bid was 10 250 000 MSEK, with several bidders over the phone. After intense bidding that lasted for 8 minutes, with four telephones through to the end, the artwork went under the hammer for 35 250 000 SEK and was followed by applause in the salesroom.


In the summer of 1891 Zorn spent a great deal of time in Mora. This was a particularly creative period for him. Several of his finest paintings of Dalecarlian women were executed then, and amongst these is this interior, which he entitled Söndagsmorgon. The painting depicts three girls who are getting ready for church on a sunny summer’s morning. It is a childhood memory that Zorn recreates in the painting. In the small Mora cottages, there were no private areas for taking care of one’s personal hygiene. In the old farming communities, this was done, as were so many other things, in the shared rooms.



The opening bid was 10 250 000 MSEK, with several bidders over the phone. After intense bidding that lasted for 8 minutes, with four telephones through to the end, the artwork went under the hammer for 35 250 000 SEK and was followed by applause in the salesroom


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Highlights Important Winter Sale



Art


593. Eugène Jansson, 'Timmermansgatan' (Timmermansgatan).
Hammer price 
3 150 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 000 - 5 000 000 SEK
599. Fyodor Stepanovich Rokotov, “Portrait of Count Nikita Ivanovich Panin".
Hammer price 
1 050 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
613A. Anders Zorn, "Söndagsmorgon" (Sunday morning).
Hammer price 
30 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
12 000 000 - 15 000 000 SEK
641. Helene Schjerfbeck, 'Jenny'.
Hammer price 
4 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 000 - 5 000 000 SEK
659. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Landscape study with trees and a house.
Hammer price 
820 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
671. Carl Fredrik Hill, 'Familjen - variation I' (The Family - variation I).
Hammer price 
7 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 000 - 10 000 000 SEK
683. Carl Larsson, 'The rocking chair'.
Hammer price 
4 850 000 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 000 - 7 000 000 SEK
719. Carl Larsson, 'Kersti 19 år'.
Hammer price 
4 500 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 000 - 4 000 000 SEK
722. John Bauer, 'Troll, stjärnenatt' (Troll, starry night).
Hammer price 
1 700 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
725. Helene Schjerfbeck, "Kvinna med blekröd mun" (Woman with pale red mouth).
Hammer price 
1 200 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 500 000 - 2 000 000 SEK
749. Helmer Osslund, View from Ringkallen, Ångermanland.
Hammer price 
1 500 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 500 000 - 2 000 000 SEK
833. Gustaf Fjaestad, Winter landscape.
Hammer price 
620 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
840A. Banksy, 'Girl with Balloon'.
Hammer price 
1 700 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 200 000 - 1 800 000 SEK


Furniture and Works of Art, Silver & Objects of Vertu


14. A Gustavian late 18th century commode by J Hultsten, master 1773.
Hammer price 
120 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
27. A late Gustavian table attributed to G Iwersson.
Hammer price 
100 000 SEK
Estimate 
75 000 - 100 000 SEK
33. A Gustavian console table.
Hammer price 
85 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
37. A late Gustavian 18th century console table.
Hammer price 
50 000 SEK
Estimate 
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
42. A pair of Swedish Rococo armchairs.
Hammer price 
125 000 SEK
Estimate 
75 000 - 100 000 SEK
91. A pair of Gustavian two-light girandole mirrors.
Hammer price 
75 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
150. A Swedish early 19th century porphyry urn.
Hammer price 
80 000 SEK
Estimate 
25 000 - 30 000 SEK
158. An Egyptian black granite bust of a man, 19th century or older.
Hammer price 
260 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
161. An Egyptian painted wooden part of a coffin, Roman period ca 121 -245 AD.
Hammer price 
120 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
162. An Egyptian painted wooden part of a coffin, Roman period ca 126 -251 AD.
Hammer price 
240 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 70 000 SEK


Carpets & Textiles



Jewellery


411. A Bulgari demi parure comprising a necklace and a pair of earrings.
Hammer price 
800 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
418. A platinum ring set with an emerald-cut diamond.
Hammer price 
1 850 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 000 - 2 250 000 SEK
444. An 18K gold ring set with a round brilliant-cut diamond 3.01 cts.
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate 
350 000 - 400 000 SEK
537. A platinum ring set with a cushion-formed old-cut diamond.
Hammer price 
280 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK


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