Description

A large scroll painting in ink on paper of fishes and crustacae amidst fronds
Signed Guo Fu and with seal, 
probably 19th century

 

71 1/4  x  35 1/2 inches

 

Provenance: Hjalmar Olsson Collection  (1902-1990), Gustavsberg, Sweden
                        Estrid Ericson, Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm.

 

Hjalmar Olson was president of the famed Swedish Porcelain factory of Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory between 1937 and 1968.

 

He was elected in 1942 as a member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences and was appointed as the first honorary member in 1963. 

 

With his great interest in arts and crafts, he built a private collection where quality was always of utmost importance. With help from close friends like Estrid Ericson, owner of Svenskt Tenn, he created his collection during the middle of the 1900’s.