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Painting from Wallander's father found (the one with the grouse)
Posted 2004-12-03
It seems that one of the paintings (with the grouse) sold by Wallander's father has turned up in Canada. Jennifer, the lucky owner, explains:
  Dear Inspector Wallander,
My GrandPa Filberg was born in Linkoping and when he passed away in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island (check Google search) he left me a painting. I have attached a photo of the picture to this note. Could it possibly be a work of art by your father? It has been in our family for generations and hangs in a prominent position over the fireplace. Grandfather told me that he once owned a painting without the grouse which he traded to the local Natives for a cedar canoe. I have an appointment with the chief to discuss this story. Everyone I know reads your stories!

Thanks from the wild, wet Coast,


Painting from Wallander's father
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Will more of these paintings surface from the collections of fine art lovers? It is known that a few were acquired by Swedish Television and used as props in the Wallander films. But where are the rest? Are those rich businessmen in Skåne holding on to their copies, waiting until the price is right to sell? If you've seen one of these rare paintings from Wallander's father, the people on our mailing list would love to hear about it.