A large and brilliantly executed modernist figurative oil composition by Swedish painter Hans Osswald (1919-1983), whose works have been exhibited at the National Museum in Stockholm, Malmö Museum as well as The Brooklyn Museum.

Set against a richly coloured background, this affectionate composition depicts two figures standing closely beside each other, with the taller figure placing her hand around the shoulder of the shorter figure. The facial features of the figures have been intentionally left out, focusing our appreciation on the qualities of colour, form, shape and brushstrokes.

Painted in a semi-abstract manner, the artist has reconstructed this scene down to blocks of contrasting colours. Large swathes of richer and lighter shades have not only been thoughtfully been applied to the canvas, but also wonderfully layered to reveal a light texture and interest to the painting.

This oil on canvas is housed in a complementary gilt frame. Both painting and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

Size: 79 x 64 cm (including frame)

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Size: 79 x 64 cm (including frame)


Oil on canvas


Frame as seen in photos is included.


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