"Insurgent Cavalry in the Morning Mist" ("Kawaleria powstańcza w mgle porannej") by Polish painter Wladyslaw Malecki (1836-1900). It is painted 1877 in Munich and refers to the Polish uprising starting in January of 1863 against the Russians. This is a different version from the one owned by the Polish PBG Foundation and shown this year (2013) at the Krakow National Museum.
Eilif Peterssen (1852-1928): "Rikeball og stolt Gudbjørg" (1902). Rikeball and Gudbjørg are eloping. Her father - the king - brothers and fiancé come after them. Rikeball slays them but is mortally wounded himself. They ride away and the painting shows the moment when Rikeball tells Gudbjørg that he is dying. The story goes back to the middle ages.
Wood carving by Norwegian sculptor Valentin Axel Kielland (1866-1944): "Arbeidergutt" (boy worker) dated 1904. Kielland was educated in Paris where he shared an appartment with Edvard Munch. In the period 1903-05, while running a school for sculpture and wood carving in Kristiania (now Oslo), he carved a series of very sensitive portraits. Valentin Kielland is first cousin of the painter Kitty Kielland and the writer Alexander Kielland.
A pair of Norwegian silver gilt and plique-a-jour enamel viking boats, Marius Hammer, circa 1900. The traditional double headed boat shape decoratead with mulit-color demi-lune plique-a-jour shields aroubd the upper rim.