Boy with map of Scandinavia

Boy with map of Scandinavia

Ulrica Frederica Pasch was a portrait painter and the first female member of Konstakademin (the Swedish Academy of Fine Arts). As a member of the well-known Pasch artist family with consistent employment on the burgeoning portrait market in both Sweden and Finland, she was a well-established member of the art world of the eighteenth century.… Continue reading Boy with map of Scandinavia

Village street

Village street

Margareta Alströmer was a countess, singer, actress and artist. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Margareta Alströmer was born in 1763 at Alingsås east of Gothenburg. She was the daughter of Baron Patrick Alströmer and Christina Maria Ollonberg, and the granddaughter of… Continue reading Village street

Madonna with the baby

Madonna with the baby

Hedvig Elisabet Charlotta (frequently Charlotte) is known as a diarist, a politically active duchess and Queen of Sweden. Hedvig Elisabet Charlotta was born a princess of the small German principality of Eutin in 1759, to Ulrike Friedrike Vilhelmine of Hessen-Cassels and Prince-Bishop Freidrich August (who became Duke of Oldenburg in 1773). She was the only… Continue reading Madonna with the baby

Landscape with houses and water

Landscape with houses and water

Princess Sofia Albertina was politically active during the late 1700s and the early 1800s. Sofia Albertina was born in 1753. She was the youngest child of King Adolf Fredrik and Queen Lovisa Ulrika. She never married and never had any children. As the sole daughter, and an unmarried one, she was particularly close to her… Continue reading Landscape with houses and water

The King of Sweden

The King of Sweden

Queen Kristina of Sweden reigned from 1644 to 1654. Queen Kristina holds a unique position among Swedish monarchs. Her contributions toward Sweden’s national development during her brief reign have received far less scholarly attention than her abdication and controversial conversion to Catholicism, her problematic attitude toward women’s role, and her lasting impact as one of… Continue reading The King of Sweden

Self portrait

Self portrait

Sophie Adlersparre was a painter who was known for her portraits and her copies of other famous works. Sophie Adlersparre was born in 1808. She was born on Öland, where her father had moved following his retirement from a military career. Sophie Adlersparre’s home-schooling included painting, which she not only enjoyed but was skilled at… Continue reading Self portrait

Pipe bowl

Pipe bowl

Sophia Isberg, also known as Maid Isberg, was an artist who worked in wood. The type of carved work she produced included pipe bowls, boxes, and urns decorated with human figures. Helena Sophia Isberg was born in Säby, Småland in 1819. Her father, Johan Isberg, had initially been a parish tailor but later changed his… Continue reading Pipe bowl

At the cradle

At the cradle

Anna Nordlander was an artist. She painted portraits, depictions of nature and folklife scenes and transformed how the Sami were portrayed in illustrations. Anna Nordlander was born in 1843. She was the youngest of six children of Nils Nordlander, a parson, and his wife Anna Maria Gestrin, who was herself a cleric’s daughter. Anna Nordlander… Continue reading At the cradle