Poster with the painting Ice sawing on Hammarby lake which shows a contemporary folk life in Sweden during the 1800th century. Ice blocks were sawn up from frozen lakes in the winter and laid in huge piles that were covered with thick layers of sawdust. This was enough to preserve the ice throughout the year. The ice blocks were then delivered to the homes by so-called ice men. In homes, the ice blocks were stored in so-called ice cabinets that were common during the 1800th century and the first half of the 1900th century until the modern refrigerator was introduced and made available to households.
The artist Ehrenfried Wahlqvist painted this work in oil standing on the beach at Liljeholmen's candle factory in 1864. He was very skilled in his work with light variations and has produced a thin haze with a golden luster from a pale winter sun. In the background you can see Danviken's hospital with its church tower and behind the oak is Fåfängan by Saltsjön. On the ice you see two boys skating.
Artist: Wahlqvist, Ehrenfried | Created: 1864 | Publisher: Stockholm City Museum | Property ID: 2424 | Copyright: CC-BY
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