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Fairies of the Meadow
  • TitleFairies of the Meadow
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 115 x 143 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 152 x 185 x 12 cm
  • DatingSign. 1850
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Nils Blommér, Swedish, born 1816-06-12, dead 1853-02-01
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 2162
  • AcquisitionDonated 1919 by the estate of Julie Weinberg
  • Collection Svenskt 1800-talsmåleri
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Blommér was one of the artists who wanted to create a national Swedish art in the mid-19th century with subjects taken from Norse myths and legends. Here, Blommér has painted fairies dancing in a meadow at twilight. In the background of the romantic landscape we see Gripsholm Castle. The painting was intended to be one in a series of four paintings illustrating the four seasons. These meadow fairies represented spring. Blommér died of pneumonia during a trip to Italy, aged only 37.