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Gunnlöd
  • TitleGunnlöd
  • Technique/ MaterialWatercolour
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 27 x 18 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 61 x 51 x 4 cm
  • DatingSigned 1886
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Anders Zorn, Swedish, born 1860-02-18, dead 1920-08-22
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NMB 2730
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2017 Hedda and N.D. Qvist Fund
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Gunnlöd represents something unusual in Zorn’s production which includes few illustrations or subjects with literary connections. He painted watercolours for the poetic Edda, Saemundr the Wise, Old Norse myths and heroic songs about the Gothic or Germanic people’s ancient gods. The image was not used when the poem was published in 1892 in a translation by Nils Fredrik Sander (1828-1900).