today, approximately at 16.20 should the hammer be dropped over a painting by famous Swedish artist Carl Larsson at the auction house Bruun-Rasmussen.
the Drawing, which depicts the artist's wife, who peels apples is valued at half a million. Bruun-Rasmussen shown in the picture under the title of 'Karin Larsson at the table'.
the Reason is that the work at the end of the 1980s was stolen from the Norrköping art museum in Sweden, to which it was donated in 1920.
Bruun-Rasmussen has been familiar with the case, but has only chosen to draw sales are now where the controversy comes out in the media. The image's current owner is legally the owner of the image, but the museum is that they still are the morally rightful owners.
"We have been familiar with the picture's history, but was of the opinion that the controversy surrounding it was completed. In 2017, it has been offered at auction in Norway without any form of objections or problems at all. Therefore, we thought that the emotional case was completed, and therefore we felt that it was a history that necessarily had to be mentioned," says Kasper Nielsen, valuation and sales at Bruun-Rasmussen to Politiken.Updated Date: 26 November 2019, 13:00