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View of Stockholm from Kvarnholmen
  • View of Stockholm from Kvarnholmen

    TitleView of Stockholm from Kvarnholmen
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 104 x 150 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 181 x 137 x 10 cm
  • DatingMade ca 1851
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Carl Stefan Bennet, Swedish, born 1800-05-26, dead 1878-03-27
  • Inventory No.NM 7546
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2020 Hedda and N.D. Qvist Fund
  • Description
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    A woman reads aloud for her female friend on the rocks at Kvarnholmen in the approach to Stockholm. Behind them the city bathes in a warm, evening glow. Perhaps they are reading something by Goethe, or Rousseau, or some other of the portrayers of nature who made the connection between the natural landscape and the human emotions. Bennet’s painting is a contemporary portrayal from about 1860 but, thanks to its highly romantic mood, it is also a fine illustration of such connections.