The Ruin of a Hut On Masafuera by Carl Scottsberg

The Ruin of a Hut On Masafuera by Carl Scottsberg

The Ruin of a Hut On Masafuera

Carl Scottsberg

Title

The Ruin of a Hut On Masafuera

 
Artist
Year
1924  
Technique
watercolor 
Image Size
4 1/4 x 6 3/4 
Signature
Image not signed, signed on page 2 of letter. 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
Letter continues to second page & is signed 
Reference
 
Paper
cream laid iwth partial watermark 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
2289 
Price
$300.00 
Description
From the collection of Danish critic and author Georg Bröchner, who wrote for the British art magazine "The Studio" in the early 20th century. This watercolor is done at the top of a letter to Brochner by the botonist and naturalist Carl Scottsberg. It is a cabin on the island of Mas Afuera, off Chile (it is now called Alejandro Selkirk Island). He notes that it is "the ruin of a hut on Masafuers, about 2200' above sea level, dating from the time of the convicts (15 years ago), as it looked in 1917. The letter goes on for 2 pages and is signed: "Carl Scottsberg, Botonical Garden, Gothenberg, Sept. 14. 1924."