KREUGER, Nils Edvard
(b. 1858, Kalmar, d. 1930, Stockholm)

Snowy Weather, Paris

Oil on canvas, 127 x 184 cm
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Stockholm

Snowscapes both rural and urban were a staple of the Impressionist repertoire. They afforded an opportunity to examine the pure effect of light and shadow, reflections and colours, on the gleaming surface of the snow. In the present painting Kreuger tackled the motif at street level, in winter 1885. The horse-drawn wagon is seen in typical winter atmospherics. It is twilight, and the white of the snow appears blue in the glow of the streetlamps. In the background a man can be seen making his way into the falling snow, shielded by an umbrella.

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