Count Carl Gustaf Tessin
  • TitleCount Carl Gustaf Tessin
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 149 x 116 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 188 x 156 x 15 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Jacques-André-Joseph Aved, French, born 1702, dead 1766
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 5535
  • AcquisitionDonated 1960 by Tessinsällskapet
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1603 18th century
  • Collection Carl Gustaf Tessins samling
  • Description
    Images and media

    The Swedish ambassador Carl Gustaf Tessin sits in his library in a dressing gown, surrounded by his collections. In his hands, he holds an engraving by Marc-Antonio Raimondi of Raphael’s fresco The Triumph of Galatea. The arrows fired by the cupids in the engraving seem to be aimed at Tessin’s heart – perhaps an expression of his love for the great master of art. The portrait was intended as a gift to his friend, the architect Carl Hårleman.