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Adolf Ludvig Gustav Albert Couschi, omkr. 1747-1822, kallad Badin
  • Adolf Ludvig Gustav Albert Couschi, omkr. 1747-1822, kallad Badin

    TitleAdolf Ludvig Gustav Albert Couschi, omkr. 1747-1822, kallad Badin
  • Technique/ MaterialTeckning: pastell
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 74 x 57 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 92 x 74,9 x 11,5 cm
    Ram [med krön]: (h) 103,8 c
  • DatingExecuted 1775
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Gustaf Lundberg, Swedish, born 1695-08-17, dead 1786-03-18
  • Depicted PersonAdolf Ludvig Gustav Albert Couschi, born c. 1747, dead 1822
  • CategoryDrawings, Free-hand drawings
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 1455
  • AcquisitionÖvertagande 1866 från Gripsholms slott
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1609 18th century
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    On 4 July 1775, Gustaf Lundberg painted a portrait of Couschi, born on Saint Croix in the Danish West Indies. As a child, he was taken from his family and brought to the Swedish court. In the portrait he wears “Indian” fancy dress. He has won a game of chess and triumphantly holds up a white knight. In an inscription, the artist points out that, though 80 years of age, he did not need to wear spectacles or use a mahlstick to steady his hand.