Inför vårt 10-årsjubileum 2021 presenterar vi några minnen, som vi samlat på oss under åren. Först ut är berättelsen om Lilla Nanny, som på ett magiskt sätt hörde av sig ända ifrån Canada.  Året var 2012.

Lilla Nanny på resa i den stora världen:

I början av december 2012 fick vi en efterlysning på ”Lilla Nanny” från New Foundland, Canada!

Och efter att vi kunnat bekräfta att det är Lilla Nanny som mejlavsändaren äger, skrev hans pappa (84 år) hur det kom sig att han fick bilden. Här följer historien på engelska:

Peter Armitage skrev i sitt första mejl: “My father purchased the print from a book store in Stockholm in the mid-1950s. He believes it is called "Lilla Nanny," and that it was painted by Elisabeth Bergstrand-Poulsen. Can you please confirm that she is indeed the artist who created this lovely print, and its name - "Lilla Nanny?" Vi bekräftade och i sitt nästa mejl berättade han: “I have Lilla Nanny on my bedroom wall here in St. John's, Newfoundland. I grew up with this lovely print, and I have very fond memories of everything associated with it.”

Senare skrev pappa Douglas Armitage: Here is the story. In 1952 as newly-weds, my wife and I moved to a ground floor apartment. The apartment directly above us was occupied by a young couple, just arrived from Norway. We quickly became friends and saw much of one another. In their apartment they had the Lilla Nanny picture on the wall. We fell in love with it immediately, not only because of the striking colors but mostly because of her serene and enigmatic expression. We made up our mind to get a copy for ourselves and I was successful in getting a print from an Art Dealer in Stockholm with a name like "Hovsep Bokhandel". I had it framed in a contemporary frame and it had pride of place not only there but also in our home, which of course where Peter saw it.' In recent times I have been seeking another print for myself, so far without success.”

Som tur är hittade vi, via antikvariat.nu, en mapp “Nordiske börn”, som nu snart ska bli postad till ”Peachland”, Canada. Lilla Nanny kommer ut på sin stora resa…

 

Melsene Laux 2012

Lilla Nanny, porträtt av Elisabeth Bergstrand-Poulsen.