Karl XII

Karl XII

Anna Maria Ehrenstrahl was an artist who was active in Stockholm during the late 1600s and early 1700s. Anna Maria Ehrenstrahl was born in Stockholm in 1666. She was the daughter of court painter David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl (known as the father of Swedish painting) and Maria Momma, who was the daughter of ironworks owner Willem… Continue reading Karl XII

Allegory with self-portrait

Allegory with self-portrait and profile portrait

Amalia von Königsmarck was an artist and a poet. Amalia (Emilie) Wilhelmina von Königsmarck was born in 1663. She grew up in Stade, Germany. Her mother Maria Christina Wrangel ensured that she and her sister Aurora von Königsmarck were schooled in dance, music and singing, and that they also learned French, Italian, Spanish, German and… Continue reading Allegory with self-portrait

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

Oranges and roses

Oranges and roses

Augusta Plagemann was an artist and a teacher in the nineteenth century. Augusta Plagemann was born in 1799 and grew up in a bourgeois family in Stockholm. Her father, Johan Joachim Fredrik Plagemann, was headmaster at the German school and had a son, Carl Johan Fredrik “Fritz” Plagemann, from his first marriage to Margareta Dorothea… Continue reading Oranges and roses

Selfie

Selfie

Amanda Sidwall was a prominent colourist and portrait painter who was active during the second half of the 1800s. Amanda Sidwall, a tanner’s daughter, was born in Stockholm in 1844. She began her artistic training at the Slöjdföreningen (traditional handicrafts society) school in 1860. When Konstakademien (the academy of art) began to accept female students… Continue reading Selfie

Canal view from Venice

Canal view from Venice

Agnes Börjesson was a genre painter and a member of Konstakademien (Swedish Academy of Art). Agnes Börjesson was born in Uppsala in 1827. She was the daughter of Johan Börjesson, who was a rural dean, an author, and later a member of the Swedish Academy. Her mother was Baroness Fredrika Gustafva Fock. Agnes Börjesson studied… Continue reading Canal view from Venice

Coastal landscape with fishermen

Coastal landscape with fishermen

Josefina Holmlund was an artist who devoted herself mainly to landscape painting. In her earlier paintings, she adhered to the academic style by which she had been inspired during her student years in Düsseldorf. In her later works, she moved on to outdoor painting with several depictions of the Nordic landscape. Josefina Holmlund was born… Continue reading Coastal landscape with fishermen

Studio interior in Paris

Studio interior in Paris

Eva Bonnier was a portrait painter and patron, who was largely active during the 1870s and 1880s. Eva Bonnier was the youngest daughter of Albert and Betty Bonnier, née Rubenson. She grew up in an upper-class home on Norrmalm in Stockholm and spent her summers on Dalarö. The family took extensive trips abroad and was… Continue reading Studio interior in Paris